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Stanley Cup arrives in Chicago, parade will be Friday

Jun 25, 2013, 8:05 AM EDT

The Blackhawks have returned to Chicago, and they brought a friend. After Chicago Fire Department firetrucks sprayed the plane with water in a repeat of what they did in 2010, forward Michal Handzus emerged from with the Stanley Cup in hand, CSN Chicago reports.

Patrick Kane was also carring the Conn Smythe Trophy as he left the aircraft.

After overcoming a number of trials to get to this point, not to mention their late game comeback last night to win it all, the Blackhawks’ celebrations have only begun.

The City of Chicago is already planning out the team’s parade, according to the Chicago Tribune. The event is expected be held this week, but an exact date hasn’t been determined yet.

Update: The parade will be held Friday morning, according to NBC Chicago.

  1. tfilarski - Jun 25, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    Wooooo! Great series, well played Boston.


    • madhouseonmadison - Jun 25, 2013 at 10:45 AM

      1) Congrats to Boston on being a crazy good opponent!

      2) Just curious… Bruins still “clearly” the better team?

  2. homelanddefense - Jun 25, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Congrats Chicago. As a Bruins fan i would like to give you props for a well earned championship.

  3. holleywood9 - Jun 25, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Planned for Friday!!!!!

  4. hammerhead5573 - Jun 25, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    I have no voice today. Go Hawks

    • jrhawk - Jun 25, 2013 at 10:44 AM

      Agreed, hammerhead! Screamed my lungs out at those two goals!
      As a 50+-year, dyed-in-the-wool Hawks fan, I envy you the pleasure of being there when the Cup rolls thru Chicago!!!
      Give a shout for me, will ya?

  5. bensawesomeness - Jun 25, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Straight up, that firetruck water fountain salute over the plane…thing – was really cool

  6. lombardisshineinfoxborough - Jun 25, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Congrats Hawks, it was a great series. As a Bs fan it obviously kills to come this far and not finish, but the better team won. I also can’t say enough about the contrast in opponents in this Cup final versus 2011. The Hawks played good, hard nosed hockey as compared to that gutless collection of finger biting divers from out west.

  7. titansbro - Jun 25, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    As a Bs fan I can handle losing the Hawks. I like that team, they are gritty, tough, & humble. Losing to Pitt or Montreal would be burn because they none if those things. Good thing they smoked Pitt & Montreal lost in rd 1.

    My only question, will Belushi be part if the parade?

  8. sprtsfan1 - Jun 25, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Amazing game, amazing series. Definitely the two best teams were in the Finals this year. Congrats to my Hawks!!! You deserved it all season boys!!!!

  9. giantssb42champs - Jun 25, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    Kudos to the champs. And to the runner ups too. Great series.

  10. kingfooj - Jun 25, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    thought it was funny how you still see the players heads over the crowd when they step off the stairs, but kane just disappears haha congrats chicago!

  11. sportsfanjay - Jun 26, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    We live in Colorado but I am originally from the Chicago area. I was lucky enough to take my son to see the Hawks beat the Avs in Colorado this spring. I have properly brainwashed him and am glad to say he’ll be a Blackhawk fan for life!

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