Thank you, Blackhawks. You were all we had, and you gave us Chicagoans everything. Record setting seasons. Pucks to the face. Beating three of the last five champions to lift the cup for the second time in four calendar years.
Thank you, Blackhawks fans for mostly behaving yourselves (but really guys…the macaroni noodle? Really?). I have never experienced anything like Clark Street last night.
Thank you Stanton, Pirri, Lalonde, LeBlanc, Bollig, Smith, Brookbank, Morin, Mayers, Carcillo, Hayes, Handzus, Frolik, Hjalmarsson, Rozsival, Oduya, Kruger, Bolland, Shaw, Leddy, Sharp, Seabrook, Stalberg, Bickell, Saad, Keith, Hossa, Toews and Kane.
Thank you, Coach Q (and staff). Only the third coach since the 1st World War to win multiple championships in Chicago.
Thank you, Coach Q, for being the only Chicago coach other than Phil to win multiple championships during my lifetime.
Thank you, Stan Bowman. You are the first GM to win multiple Stanley Cups since the salary cap was instituted in 2005. You have the foundation of a dynasty and Chicago is hungry for more.
Thank you, Rocky Wirtz. You rescued the team from the brink of oblivion. You returned a lost franchise to a position of prominence. You have given Chicagoans a marvelous thing and we are better sports fans because of your efforts.
Thank you, all.