It was a year ago today that the Blackhawks finally won the Stanley Cup. 49 years of waiting, wishing, and hoping went out the window at 4:02 in overtime in game six against the Flyers.
It ranks up there as one of the greatest moments of my life.
Where were you on June 9, 2010? Drop your reply here, or send me an email at email@example.com if you feel like getting wordy about it. I’ll publish the best stories over the weekend.
By the way — the game-winning puck still hasn’t been found, but the Chicago Tribune is on the case. I don’t think there’s a need to get the FBI on the case again, but it would be nice to know to where the puck has disappeared. It is a historical item, after all.
Patrick Kane did eventually receive a game-winning puck… from a ten-year-old. That article might as well be subtitled “Patrick Kane is for the children!” However, it is nice to see Kaner make the news for something sweet — and not something like this.
After the jump, find out why the Blackhawks have a new job opening.
Stan Bowman sat down with the Sun-Times to talk about Cheveldayoff’s exit.
â€œWe certainly talked to him about the fact that we didnâ€™t want to lose him, the fact he has a great home and opportunity here,â€ Bowman said. â€œBut I think it was hard to Âcompete with a chance to run your own team.
â€œHeâ€™s a good candidate to build a winning team. It wasnâ€™t really on our radar at this point, but thatâ€™s the way things go. I donâ€™t think you ever sit there wondering when heâ€™s going to leave. Heâ€™s a smart guy. He deserves a chance, and Iâ€™m for happy him in that way.â€
It was mentioned that “no deals are imminent” for restricted free agents such as Stalberg, Frolik, Brouwer, and Campoli. He also spoke of the desire to switch things up for next year:
â€œIt depends on trades … and how thatâ€™s going to dictate [things],â€ he said. â€œWe want to make changes. Whether they come through free agency or a trade, Iâ€™m not sure on that yet.â€
In other news, the Blackhawks have launched a Draft Central mini-site. They have ten picks in this year’s draft.
The Blackhawks will host their 2011 Prospect Camp from July 7-11 at Johnny’s Ice House West and will be open to the public. The roster will be announced at a later date.