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Blackhawks' Stanley Cup triumph a fitting end to hectic season
Blackhawks' Stanley Cup triumph a fitting end to hectic season

Before we wrap up the 2012-13 NHL season, every hockey fan owes a word of thanks to Scot Beckenbaugh. Uh, who? Beckenbaugh is the federal mediator who helped negotiate an end to the labor dispute that threatened to wipe out the 2012-13 NHL season. If not for his success in bringing the league and the players association toward an agreement, there might not have been a season -- and without a season there wouldn’t have been the splendid post-season pageant that ended Monday with the Chicago Blackhawks’ gritty, six-game triumph over the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final. Thanks, Scot, wherever you are. The Blackhawks were the class of the league from the fabulous start they...

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