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Davis Congratulates the Chicago Blackhawks on Their Stanley Cup Win over the Philadelphia Flyers

Davis Congratulates the Chicago Blackhawks on Their Stanley Cup Win over the Philadelphia Flyers
June 28, 2010
Mr. DAVIS of Illinois. I, first of all, want to thank the gentlewoman from the District of Columbia for yielding.

   Mr. Speaker, I rise to support the United States Secret Service Uniform Division Modernization Act, but I also rise today to congratulate the Chicago Blackhawks on their Stanley Cup win over the Philadelphia Flyers. As every sports fan in Chicago knows, the Hawks are proud to share the United Center which is in the heart of my district with that other historic team known as the Bulls. Mr. Speaker, as my daddy used to say: ``Life is 95 percent anticipation.'' Or to use the words of the great American balladeer Bruce Springsteen: ``It's been a long time comin', my dear. It's been a long time comin', but now it's here.''

   Hockey doesn't always get its due share of attention in many parts of America, but some of the most memorable moments in sports are found in hockey. Mr. Speaker, who doesn't know of the ``Miracle on Ice'' during the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, New York, where Team USA defeated the Soviet team which was considered the best in the world. Well, Mr. Speaker, this year's Stanley Cup winner, the Chicago Blackhawks, were like Team USA, the underdogs, the David to the Goliaths of Philadelphia. We weren't the fastest or the highest-scoring team. But what we had was grit, drive, courage, determination, and vision to go with the fired-up fan base.

   This is the first Stanley Cup win for the Blackhawks since 1961. TheBlackhawks' recent victory has inspired all of Chicago and aroused fans of the team to a fever pitch. Chicago is red and black all over. The Hawks dominated because of their perseverance, hard work, and dedication to the sport. Johann Gottfried Herder once said, ``What destiny sends, bear. Whatever perseveres will be crowned.'' The Blackhawks have persevered and have been rightly crowned.

   I congratulate the Blackhawks' head coach Joel Quenneville for giving his team direction and instilling the determination necessary to achieve this well-deserved victory. And while handing out congratulations, let us not forget the Blackhawks' team captain Jonathan Toews. The youngest Mr. Toews possesses superior leadership skills and ability and was able to guide his team through to victory.

   So I thank, again, the gentlewoman from the District of Columbia for yielding. I was rushing hard to try to get here before this ended because I am, indeed, proud to represent the world-famous, world-known, world-renowned Chicago Blackhawks who make up a part of the heart and the spirit of the congressional district that I have the good fortune to represent.

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