We have a proud tradition in Chicago of believing that no matter how long it takes, how much we have to endure, it’s only a matter of time before our team finally wins it all. But even by Chicago standards, 49 years, that’s a pretty long time. To put that in perspective, the last time the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup, a movie cost 69 cents. JFK had just moved into the White House. And when the legendary Glenn Hall played goalie for the Hawks, he did it with a wooden stick and no mask. So you can understand why people were a little skeptical when, after this team’s first practice last year, Patrick Kane came off the ice and said, “We want to win the Stanley Cup.” We had heard that before. But this time it was different. This was the kind of tough, talented, selfless team that Chicago had been waiting for.