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Blackhawks season ticket holder of 44 years anticipates first Cup champion

Updated: May 26, 2010, 12:46 PM ET
By Matt Schiffman | Special to ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- When it comes to the Chicago Blackhawks, Bob Gertenrich has seen it all.

Well, almost.

Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals against the Philadelphia Flyers will mark Gertenrich's 2,022nd consecutive Hawks home game. He's been a season ticket holder for 44 years, yet he's never seen his team hoist the Stanley Cup.

But Gertenrich believes that's about to change.

"I think they could handle Philly," Gertenrich said.

And if the Blackhawks do win their first ...

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