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Here come the Hawks April 13, 2009

Posted by deepblueillinois in Uncategorized.
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It’s been far too long since we’ve been playing hockey games in Chicago well after both baseball teams have stumbled through their respective Opening Days. But thanks to some inspired play from veterans like Nikolai Khabibulin (a.k.a. “The Bulin Wall”), Martin Havlat and Patrick Sharp, along with phenoms Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Kris Versteeg — the Blackhawks finished the regular season strongly and will kickstart their run for the 2009 Stanley Cup Thursday night against the Calgary Flames.

Because the hockey renaissance here has me tingling with nostalgia, what better way to celebrate the end of a great season than with a tribute to the glory days of Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita and Tony Esposito:

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