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Blackhawks names on Stanley Cup now permanent part of hockey lore

Blackhawks names on Stanley Cup now permanent part of hockey lore

All summer the Blackhawks paraded the Stanley Cup around the world.

It went from Chicago to Springfield, to Michigan and Pittsburgh. Up into Manitoba, Toronto, Vancouver and over to the Czech Republic, Sweden, Finland and Slovakia.

However for all the partying the Cup did, for all the drinks and babies that occupied the bowl, there was one thing missing from every celebration the Blackhawks had with it — their names on it.

But Wednesday at the United Center, when the Hawks unveil a new championship banner, the names will be there on the Cup, forever etched into hockey lore.

That happened in late September, when the Cup's engraver, or technically its...

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