Stanley Cup 2010: Chicago Blackhawks Complete Incredible Resurrection

June 10th, 2010 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
When Patrick Kane sprinted down the ice shaking his fists in the air, before even the television cameras had found the game-winning goal sliding into the side of the net, the most spectacular resurrection in the history of professional team sports had taken place.

The Chicago Blackhawks are Stanley Cup Champions .

Step back for a moment and read that last statement again. The reality of this proposition becoming true made Bobby Hull and Jeremy Roenick cry just like thousands of other Chicagoans that have given their hearts to the franchise for generations. Count me as one of those that needed a tissue when Jonathan Toews hoisted the Cup above his head.

Consider where the players on this team have come from.

Patrick Sharp and Ben Eager kissed the Cup on the ice surface they weren’t good enough to play on full time; the Flyers dealt both to the Hawks for relatively little in return. Tomas Kopecky was Detroit’s leading hitter last year, but they didn’t want to bring him back. New Jersey didn’t invite John Madden back despite the two rings he won with the Devils.

Andrew Ladd, once the fourth overal ...

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