Sunday, March 13, 2011

Articles: Blackhawks Visit the White House

-President Obama: "It was a team built around people like Coach Q, who brought years of experience and focus to the bench. Players like 22-year-old captain Jonathan Toews, who lit up the ice on his way to being named playoff MVP. (Applause.) There's Patrick Kane, who scored the biggest goal in franchise history in the overtime to win the Cup. (Applause.) And when Duncan Keith had seven of his teeth knocked out by a puck -- seven -- some of you guys there, you're missing a few, he's missing seven at one time -- but he bit down on some gauze, took a shot of Novocain, and headed right back out onto the ice. (Applause.) They did all this for their fans. And along the way, they helped Chicago become a hockey town again."
ChicagoSun-Times: Obama honors Blackhawks at White House. Transcript, photo gallery

-Coach Q: "It makes you want to win the Cup again. This was the culmination of the celebration. We should all feel fortunate to be here. But at the same time once you win it, you can't wait to do it again."
NHL.com: Hawks savor visit to White House

-President Obama: "We've hosted a lot of teams at the White House over the last two years, but this one is a little sweeter. It's pretty special. That's because it is the first time as president I get to say congratulations on bringing a world championship to my hometown, the city of Chicago."
ChicagoTribune: Blackhawks honored at White House

-Rocky: “We had more media at the White House than we used to have at games. Heck, we had a bigger crowd here than we used to have at games. I don’t know how you can top this.”
NHL.com: The Verdict: Hard to top White House

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