Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 7/27/13
The Chicago Blackhawks embarked on their sixth annual fan convention July 26, and more than a few fans showed up. I did what any self-respecting person would do and pay more than their fair share of money to attend the convention. I showed up with a couple of friends, went through the painfully long check-in line, and cringed at the length of the line for opening ceremonies at 12:30 p.m. The main event Friday would start at 5 p.m. Once my pass was annoyingly placed around my neck , I got some Lou Malnati’s, regretted eating so much, and prepared to deal with thousands of fans in a crammed International Ballroom at the Hilton Hotel in Chicago. Why I decided to do this is still a mystery. Opening ceremonies started on time, and as usual, the Blackhawks media production crew hit the nail on the head with their video montages about the team, the Stanley Cup run, and the new “pre-game video” featuring calls from signature goals in the series versus Boston. Chicago has to have the best me...
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