"I've been following around the Cup (all night)," said Parry, who said her favorite players are Keith and Brian Campbell because they came back from injuries.
The players took the Cup to Tavern on Rush, Gibsons, Harry Caray's, Market and other hot spots.
Babies were placed in it. Beer was poured into it. Lucky fans got to touch it.
Old Town resident Justin Jancaric, 29, said he was jogging near Tavern On Rush with his dog Elwood Blues when he saw Toews and other players sitting on the patio.
A good chunk of Chicago now has a story like this. It's like a big ESPN commercial.
Today the Hawks have their victory parade after which (by all accounts) they will be heading to the Cubs-White Sox game, again with Stanley Cup in tow. That's pretty cool.
I'm a complete bandwagon Blackhawk fan, but I have to say that they were a really fun team this season, and played a very attractive brand of up-tempo, skill-based hockey but aside from that, they also seem to genuinely like each other and appreciate fans. Can you remember tales of any other championship team basically taking a 36-48 hour tour of the city drinking establishments while being followed by throngs of average, everyday fans?
Nice work, Blackhawks.