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5 Things: Promise made, promise delivered by Blackhawks

5 Things: Promise made, promise delivered by Blackhawks

If the Lightning didn't understand their role as props in the Blackhawks' coronation in Game 6, then Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith and Corey Crawford explained it to them. Here's the 5 Things blog scribbled in the blinding afterglow of a modern-day dynasty:

1. One goal. Done deal.

The question all season was this: Could a Blackhawks team that was built to win now actually win this year’s Stanley Cup and warrant consideration as a dynasty with three titles in six salary-cap years?

Asked and answered.

Blackhawks 2, Lightning nothing. After being on loan for a year, the Stanley Cup returned to what seems to be its rightful...

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