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ItsMyFault 10-29-2013 03:18 PM

Hawks to visit White House Monday (11/4)
 
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WASHINGTON — The Chicago Blackhawks will meet Monday with President Obama at the White House in honor of their 2013 Stanley Cup championship, the White House announced.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...,7650113.story

Atomic Punk 10-29-2013 04:04 PM

They better turn their cells off lest they get spied on while there ;)

No Fun Shogun 10-29-2013 07:10 PM

Will just be nice to have more than a handful of Cup roster guys there this time around.

No Fun Shogun 11-04-2013 01:08 PM

Live stream if anyone wants to watch:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/live/presi...ago-blackhawks

Hawksfan2828 11-04-2013 01:15 PM

I'd pull a Tim Thomas...

No Fun Shogun 11-04-2013 01:25 PM

Already done, short and sweet, good Crawford/Rahman joke.

hisgirlfriday 11-04-2013 01:27 PM

Just watched it with the sound off but guys looked like they had a good time.

Re: the Tim Thomas comment... not really a fan of using these events to make a political statement. Even if you don't like the current occupant, the White House is such a neat and historic place to visit I don't know how you pass this up.

ItsMyFault 11-04-2013 01:28 PM

He can forget about the Cubs championship coming while he's still in office. Only possibility is 2016 really assuming Theo does his ****ing job.

Hawksfan2828 11-04-2013 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by hisgirlfriday (Post 73815717)
Just watched it with the sound off but guys looked like they had a good time.

Re: the Tim Thomas comment... not really a fan of using these events to make a political statement. Even if you don't like the current occupant, the White House is such a neat and historic place to visit I don't know how you pass this up.

Well, I've been to DC 3 times and have met Obama more than 3 times.

I don't agree with his politics, so there would be no reason for me to go. It certainly would be a personal decision, and I think that should be respected in a nation that claims freedom as its trademark.

I'd like to leave it at that considering this is a hockey forum and not a politics forum.

Hawksfan2828 11-04-2013 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by ItsMyFault (Post 73815793)
He can forget about the Cubs championship coming while he's still in office. Only possibility is 2016 really assuming Theo does his ****ing job.

I'm a Cubs fan.... I don't think the president that will greet a WS champion Cubs team has been born yet...

Hawksfan2828 11-04-2013 01:42 PM

On a side note:

I was watching a "TSN top 10" on Youtube - I forget the title but it had to do with funny NHL moments.... Included moments were when presidents slaughtered captains names.... Like Bush said "who's the captain - Yizermn" and other goofy prez fails with NHL names...

I wonder if Obama called Toews "Toews" or "Taves" :laugh:

No Fun Shogun 11-04-2013 01:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Hawksfan2828 (Post 73816025)
Well, I've been to DC 3 times and have met Obama more than 3 times.

I don't agree with his politics, so there would be no reason for me to go. It certainly would be a personal decision, and I think that should be respected in a nation that claims freedom as its trademark.

I'd like to leave it at that considering this is a hockey forum and not a politics forum.

Hey, whatever floats your boat, but the problem I have with players refusing to go is that they're refusing to go on a team trip. By not going, you're directing media attention away from your team on what should otherwise just be a feel good day for them.

Thomas, for instance, wasn't making a political statement, he was being selfish and making a team event slightly awkward by making himself the center of attention.

Look at Ditka, a guy who had repeatedly said that he regretted not running against Obama for the senate seat in 2004. Even he went with the 85 Bears when they finally went, because he put the team first.

DayNah 11-04-2013 01:57 PM

Any guys from last years roster(who have since been traded or signed elsewhere)make the trip?

ItsMyFault 11-04-2013 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Hawksfan2828 (Post 73816115)
I'm a Cubs fan.... I don't think the president that will greet a WS champion Cubs team has been born yet...

You might as well just say there will never be a president to meet the Cubs.

Blackhawkswincup 11-04-2013 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by DayNah (Post 73816919)
Any guys from last years roster(who have since been traded or signed elsewhere)make the trip?

Saw Emery

CS85 11-04-2013 06:25 PM

Why the hell did they give him an old reebok sweater?

hisgirlfriday 11-04-2013 07:10 PM

Just watched the video. I liked the Crawford speech reference but I wish we could have seen his face when it came up.

Also... I think this picture has everybody that went to the White House from the Blackhawks.

http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slides...86527_free.jpg

Gootie 11-04-2013 07:40 PM

Grumpy cat strikes again lmao

http://i40.tinypic.com/v6kwu8.jpg

Penosity 11-04-2013 08:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Hawksfan2828 (Post 73815179)
I'd pull a Tim Thomas...

Me too.
Last thing I'd ever want to do is be a photo-op prop for some politician.

UsernameWasTaken 11-04-2013 09:25 PM

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Originally Posted by DayNah (Post 73816919)
Any guys from last years roster(who have since been traded or signed elsewhere)make the trip?

Mayers is in the group shot above.

CPHawksFan 11-04-2013 11:57 PM

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Originally Posted by UsernameWasTaken (Post 73839101)
Mayers is in the group shot above.

Yep Emery and Mayers...no Bolland or Frolik

clydesdale line 11-05-2013 12:26 AM

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Originally Posted by CPHawksFan (Post 73845839)
Yep Emery and Mayers...no Bolland or Frolik

Bolland just had surgery and Frolik had a game tonight.

Taze em 11-05-2013 02:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Penosity (Post 73836373)
Me too.
Last thing I'd ever want to do is be a photo-op prop for some politician.

Respect the Presidency and the team you play for. Everyone is all of a sudden better than 4 teams per year for the last 60-100 years worth of guys.

No respect for authority anymore.

UsernameWasTaken 11-05-2013 06:36 AM

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Originally Posted by CPHawksFan (Post 73845839)
Yep Emery and Mayers...no Bolland or Frolik

Or stalberg! :laugh:

JSmith81x 11-05-2013 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by CS85 (Post 73828121)
Why the hell did they give him an old reebok sweater?

The jersey given to Obama features the old, graphic Reebok logo. For the past three seasons, the Blackhawks and other NHL teams have worn sweaters with Reebok’s new, written logo.

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2013/11/blac...-jersey-obama/


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