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Proud Wirtz gladly embraces trophy

Forget jinxes -- owner, still just a die-hard Blackhawks fan, reveling in victory

Updated: May 26, 2010, 12:38 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Rocky Wirtz loved that his team wouldn't touch the Campbell Trophy signifying the Western Conference championship. But when a white-gloved, blue-blazered member of the Hockey Hall of Fame brought the gleaming silver Cup to the Blackhawks' chairman Sunday night, Wirtz was not shy about posing for pictures with the ornate silver bowl.

It bore no more significance to his young players than as a symbol of what more they want to achieve. But for Wirtz, a hockey historian, it represented ...

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