Thursday, March 10, 2011

Blackhawks Visit With Obama Overshadowed By Bad Blood??


The greatest honor any American citizen can have is to be celebrated at The White House. Lately it has become common place that professional and college sports teams that win championships or accomplish something which The White House deems honorable get their day in the sunshine by dressing up and heading down to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

This Friday the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks get the rare opportunity to meet the leader of the free world face to face. Of course with President Barack Obama being from Chicago, you can expect some jokes boasting about his hometown hockey club on top of a jersey to be presented to the President. The team will surely get a tour of the Oval Office, photos that will mark numerous sports and news websites, and a street hockey workout on the South Lawn of The White House. Just another lame way to show people how passionate President Barack Obama is about sports. Even the ones he does not watch on a regular basis. Standard operating procedure.

However the story leading up to the Blackhawks visiting The White House will not be who is attending, but who is not attending. With the roster turnover the Blackhawks have had to face in the past six months, could this day in Washington reveal some hidden bad blood between the organization and their former players?

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