Five Ways Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup Series Brought Chicago Together

June 14th, 2010 by Ros Dumlao Leave a reply »
Richard Nixon resigned the day after my brother-in-law was born. It was an eventful week for my brother-in-law's parents. And the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup the day after my nephew was born, the day after I officially became an aunt. Yes, I watched the game from a hospital in downtown Chicago. It wasn't the most ideal setting, but at least I saw it. Plus, I got a great view of the city rejoicing once Patrick Kane scored the winning goal. It was the first time I experienced the city burst into excitement for a Chicago sports team since the Bulls' last NBA championship win in 1998. (Sorry White Soxs fans, I know I might get some flare-ups here, but I don't think the White Soxs' 2005 World Series captured the same celebration level as the Bulls or Blackhawks). The city of Chicago got a treat when their beloved Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1961. That was quite a tasty treat for long-time Blackhawks fans (who can say they witnessed the end of the longest NHL championship drought). But it was also a treat for the sports city, whose sports teams are better known for breaking hearts or teasing with their hopes. The Hawks put an end to the mis ...

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