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June 11, 2013

Blackhawks Fans Cheer Over Anthem: The return of the Chicago Blackhawks to the NHL's Stanley Cup Finals brings to the spotlight an unusual tradition among the team's fans -- making noise during the National Anthem. The custom of drowning out the song with roaring cheers dates to the 1985 playoffs and a series against the Edmonton Oilers. "It gives me goose bumps," Chicago forward Bryan Bickell said. "I can't imagine a better way to start a hockey game." Game 1 between the Blackhawks and Boston Bruins is Wednesday night in Chicago.

posted by rcade to hockey at 01:10 PM - 1 comment

Chicago's version of the haka?

also i miss the old conference names

posted by kokaku at 01:48 PM on June 11

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