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Blackhawks to visit White House on Monday

Oct 29, 2013, 3:50 PM EDT

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The Blackhawks are set to meet President Obama for the second time in three years.

The ‘Hawks will visit with the president in honor of their 2013 Stanley Cup championship on Monday, the White House announced. The team will meet Obama at 2 p.m. ET and also visit the Walter Reed national Military Medical Center to “thank our veterans, wounded warriors, and their families for their courage and service to our country.”

Chicago last visited the White House in 2010, celebrating its first Stanley Cup championship in 49 years.

“I have to say, even by Chicago standards, 49 years, that’s a pretty long time,” Obama said in his ’10 speech. “To put that in perspective, the last time the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup, a movie cost 69 cents. JFK had just moved into the White House. I was still in diapers.”

Following the address, the ‘Hawks presented Obama with a No. 44 jersey in honor of the 44th president of the United States.

“I thought he had a great speech,” Chicago head coach Joel Quenneville said of the ’10 visit. “A lot of good flashback memories about the route that we traveled.

“There are some highlights along the way. … He was a part of it as well and it was great.”

  1. thailer35 - Oct 29, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    And pretty soon I’ll have a new least favorite Blackhawk.

    • sfissuicidal - Oct 29, 2013 at 6:11 PM

      what is the point of all this? Has Obama even ever seen a hockey game? Has he ever put on a pair of skates? Are there even any American players on the team?

      • alexbaymac - Oct 29, 2013 at 7:40 PM

        The last part I will respond to: yes, several Americans.
        P. Kane
        B. Saad
        J. Morin
        B. Smith
        N. Leddy
        B. Bollig
        That’s in the main club & many/most of the incoming youngsters to the system for the past 3-4 years have been Yanks as well.
        Looking at their prospects, a quick count gives me 22 out of 44; that’s a whole lot of American talent in their system! I’d be surprised to find a higher percentage elsewhere in the league.

      • pfhockey - Oct 30, 2013 at 3:50 PM

        What? You have an American Superstar!!

  2. joey4id - Oct 29, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    Kudos to the boys for visiting the veterans who make the ultimate sacrifice.

  3. dutchman1350 - Oct 29, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Obama will tell them they need to redistribute their roster to other teams, as they are too good.

    • ibieiniid - Oct 29, 2013 at 4:18 PM


  4. c1md6 - Oct 29, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    Obama’s got the cornbread and collard greens cooking right now

    • imleftcoast - Oct 29, 2013 at 4:32 PM

      Because he’s half-black? Wow, six years, and the same racist jokes don’t get old?

      • ibieiniid - Oct 29, 2013 at 4:40 PM

        don’t worry, they’re old.

    • shamu1the1whale - Oct 29, 2013 at 7:03 PM

      c1md6, that’s so racist, small-minded, and offensive. It’s 2013. Grow a pair and learn tolerance for all races.

      • bencia823 - Oct 29, 2013 at 8:22 PM

        or, you could grow a pair and not pretend to be offended by a comment like that

      • shamu1the1whale - Oct 29, 2013 at 9:07 PM

        Who is pretending to be offended? I am not pretending. I am offended by that person’s racist comment.

    • Anoesis - Oct 29, 2013 at 10:55 PM


      People like you are a big part of the reason everything in DC is screwed up. You’re a pathetic ass, but at least you didn’t try to make some tortured argument that Obama is somehow a worse president than Bush was. Well, assuming you could assemble a coherent argument in the first place.

  5. alexbaymac - Oct 29, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    This just in, Tim Thomas will NOT be attending…..again.

    (Don’t get too serious; this was just meant to be humorous!)

  6. bktomala - Oct 29, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    don’t they have a game in Chicago on Monday?

    • chicagobtech - Oct 29, 2013 at 5:52 PM

      Nope. Sunday night then Wednesday night.

    • hockeyflow33 - Oct 29, 2013 at 7:23 PM


  7. thibbledorfpwent - Oct 29, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    A) collared greens and cornbread are delicious, and being in the whitehouse Obama probably has seem super awesome chef to whip ’em up all tasty, with like special milk from rare cows or some $hit

    B) all humour is by it’s definition offensive to someone somewhere, don’t like the joke? Don’t laugh, but don’t get your panties all in a twist over an anonymous internet comment, that’s sorta the point of the whole internet now isn’t it?

    • Anoesis - Oct 29, 2013 at 10:33 PM

      Yes, because being a racist douchebag hating on someone for the color of their skin makes putting up anonymous comments much safer. As does defending such asinine douches. Good work.

  8. ipaintrinks - Oct 29, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    At least Obama has one sports team from his home town that can win a championship. Won’t see him in a Bears, White Sox, Cubs, or Bulls jersey with 44 on it.

  9. blomfeld - Oct 29, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    YES WE CAN !

    Or in the case of the Chicago Blackhawks, ‘yes you could’ is probably a more apt take on the president’s famous line. As much as I respect Toews and crew, I’ll go on the record right ‘here and now’ by saying that the Blackhawks will ‘not’ repeat ! … say again, they will ‘not’ repeat ! In fact, I don’t even see them making it to the WC Final this year, where as God is my witness, we Kings will be waiting ‘armed and ready’ for whatever comes before us !



  10. joeyg88 - Oct 30, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Hey blomfeld lay off the kool aid brah. Your kings won’t make it past the second round

    • jimeejohnson - Oct 30, 2013 at 8:19 PM


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