Chicago Sun-Times

Blackhawks looking for Cup closure

| No Comments | No TrackBacks

The pomp and circumstance begins at 5 p.m. Saturday when Blackhawks players arrive in limousines and walk down a red carpet surrounded by thousands of fans.

It includes the unveiling of the Hawks' Central Division title and Western Conference title banners, and the raising of the Stanley Cup championship banner. There will be a lot of memories.

But the Hawks also hope all of it brings closure. They want to move on -- sort of, forget about the Stanley Cup -- and go out there and try to do it again. Fittingly, the Hawks host the rival Detroit Red Wings, the epitome of sustained success in the NHL, for their home opener.

"For us, it's going to be special from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and then once the ceremony is over it's time to get to work." Patrick Kane said. "It's going to be a special night. It's going to be a pretty fun night, something we'll probably all cherish a long time down the road.

"Questions about the Cup are kind of getting old here. The new season started. It kind of put closure on it back at the convention, way back at training camp and for our first game in Colorado. After the ceremony tonight, that should be it."

Saturday night is a special night. But -- like Kane said -- the Hawks are trying to get over what happened in the past, despite it's historical significance and the legendary parties of the summer.

"It's a special for the team and the fans too," defenseman Duncan Keith. "But at the same time, it's nice to have that closure."

No TrackBacks

TrackBack URL: http://blogs.suntimes.com/cgi-bin/mt-tb.cgi/36165

Leave a comment

Blackhawks

About the blogger

Adam L. Jahns is a native Chicagoan hailing from the Far Northwest Side. Jahns has been with the Sun-Times for more than four years, covering the Hawks, Bears, Cubs, Sox and high schools.

Pages

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Adam L. Jahns published on October 9, 2010 11:36 AM.

Some thoughts on the Blackhawks' opening loss was the previous entry in this blog.

Patrick Sharp to miss Blackhawks home opener is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.