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06-25-2013, 12:10 AM
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Thank You, Guys

I've been watching these guys my whole life. Why did I go to all those prospect camps, listen to those home games on the radio, watch those awful teams, watch every regular season game possible, etc.? It was for nights like these. It meant the world to see a second Cup with my father. I balled my eyes out (on video, too).

I wanted to thank you guys for staying loyal to the best franchise in sports. It's the best atmosphere at the UC, they have the best logo in sports, the players are class acts, etc.

I have enjoyed talking with you guys since I was a naive kid preparing for high school in August of 2009. The discussions are always good. I do use this site as a time-killer, but you guys make it enjoyable to be on the Internet or like I am on my phone. I don't prefer to be on the web, but when I am, I enjoy it all.

The parade will be legendary.

I truly hope you all soak this in and are enjoying this title as much as I am!

2013 Stanley Cup Champions!

I look forward to looking back on this season fondly.

Thanks, guys!

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06-25-2013, 12:13 AM
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I've been watching these guys my whole life. Why did I go to all those prospect camps, listen to those home games on the radio, watch those awful teams, watch every regular season game possible, etc.? It was for nights like these. It meant the world to see a second Cup with my father. I balled my eyes out (on video, too).

I wanted to thank you guys for staying loyal to the best franchise in sports. It's the best atmosphere at the UC, they have the best logo in sports, the players are class acts, etc.

I have enjoyed talking with you guys since I was a naive kid preparing for high school in August of 2009. The discussions are always good. I do use this site as a time-killer, but you guys make it enjoyable to be on the Internet or like I am on my phone. I don't prefer to be on the web, but when I am, I enjoy it all.

The parade will be legendary.

I truly hope you all soak this in and are enjoying this title as much as I am!

2013 Stanley Cup Champions!

I look forward to looking back on this season fondly.

Thanks, guys!
I cried too. The little lady got to see that and had a hard time understanding what we invest as hardcore fans. When they won in 2010, we were on the kiss cam at the Twins game and all the Twins fans started booing and I stood up to confront 30k+ for some reason. We are going to the game Friday and I hope I can make it up to her with another kiss cam moment

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06-25-2013, 01:03 AM
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I could not stop crying. It was ridiculous. I was balling like I had found out someone I love passed away. It was because it meant everything to see that game with my father and how crazy that 17.7 seconds were.

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My entire family screamed and jumped around the room for 2-3 minutes after Bolland scored. We had no idea what to do with ourselves.


I sat there with the biggest crap-eating grin on my face as I watched them pass the Cup around. I couldn't even believe I was watching them do it.

I still can't.

I may not be a veteran of the toughest times like some of the people on this board, but vicariously through your stories and my father's, I know that this era of Blackhawks hockey is something I should not take for granted. And I will not.

This win means so much more to me than 2010. In 2010 there were no expectations. It was just so exciting to see them playing well. Now that we've been through two frustrating first round exits and some real stinkers of players and roster moves since then, this win just feels... magical. It feels so amazing to cheer on a winning team, and now our boys, our Blackhawks, the men we pour so much stress into watching every game, have proven themselves to be among the NHL's all-time elite teams with this second Cup win.

We could all talk for hours about it, I'm sure but I'll stop. I'm enjoying just sitting and basking in the feeling.

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06-25-2013, 11:03 PM
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I didn't cry, I was covered in beer and hugged complete strangers

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I love the Hawks/hockey too, but crying over them is pretty lame. My dad would make fun of me if I did that haha

But it does feel pretty amazing. The 2 goals in 17 seconds, the comeback against Detroit, the dominance throughout the regular season.

Hell of a way to end a season

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06-25-2013, 11:33 PM
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Back at you, Cullk. It's been great talking hockey with you these last few years.

Same goes for the rest of you. TK, Kurtosis, you guys especially. What a great season.

And a shout out to the mods. DHF once called me "one of [his] favorite posters." I'm still blushing to this day.

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06-25-2013, 11:53 PM
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You cried?



I jumped up on the bar, hugged a bunch of strangers, lifted my bar stool over my head like the Cup...

But cry?


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06-26-2013, 12:16 AM
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There's nothing wrong with it. I teared up then went nuts.

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06-26-2013, 12:35 AM
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I actually recorded myself during the game just to see what would happen. Here's the audio of the final two goals and the win.

It sounds like a really bad amateur porn.

Lots of swearing.

No tears.

https://soundcloud.com/elevatorengage/the-win

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Were you alone?

You sound a lot like I do during games. I drop a lot of F-bombs during games. In the post-game celly, I was emotional and didn't cuss. That was partially because it was on video and wanted to be to show all audiences that wanted to see it without having people ashamed of my normally foul mouth.

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Were you alone?

You sound a lot like I do during games. I drop a lot of F-bombs during games. In the post-game celly, I was emotional and didn't cuss. That was partially because it was on video and wanted to be to show all audiences that wanted to see it without having people ashamed of my normally foul mouth.
I was, unfortunately. I had to work that night so I couldn't watch the game with family and none of my friends watch hockey, so alone it was.

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People crying in celebration isn't that uncommon. Just imagine what will happen when (yeah, when) the Cubs win the World Series. There will be a flood from all the people so damn happy they got to see the drought end in their lifetime.

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People crying in celebration isn't that uncommon. Just imagine what will happen when (yeah, when) the Cubs win the World Series. There will be a flood from all the people so damn happy they got to see the drought end in their lifetime.
Nah. I talked to my uncle, a lifelong fan, and his voice was breaking up slightly. It's one thing to win a championship, it's another to score two goals in 17 seconds to win it.

When Kane hit the overtime winner in '10, that awkward silence and uncertainty afterward really didn't have the same effect at all. Seeing Toews lay out to swat the puck past the Boston goal as time ticked away was damn near heroic.

This series had so much that it's almost cloying to remember. The emotional drain of constant overtime and looming doubt, all finally culminating in an incredible finish that is rarely seen in sports.

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I was sitting on my couch watching, after Bolland scored I immediately ripped off my boxers and undershirt and tackled my wife who was in the kitchen....I don't know, just seemed like the natural thing to do.


We do often argue like children on this board but I do feel like there is a real sense of community. It was fun to watch them win it again with all of you guys.

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People crying in celebration isn't that uncommon. Just imagine what will happen when (yeah, when) the Cubs win the World Series. There will be a flood from all the people so damn happy they got to see the drought end in their lifetime.
You guys will never learn

Nothing is ever a certainty.

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I'm just glad I didn't wake up my two year old daughter.

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In all seriousness I wouldn't have run up 15k+ posts if I didn't enjoy talking/arguing hockey. This is the only board I post on, and the regulars are the reason I'm always checking in.

Don't stop now boys. This group still has some hardware left in it.

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Cheers to all you as well. This board has grown from a small cast of characters to a living breathing community.

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You guys will never learn

Nothing is ever a certainty.
Hope springs eternal. Without hope why even care?

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There's a large difference between having hope and making guarantees.

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Great riding with you guys, winning brings us closer. I feel there will be less in fighting from here on out.

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