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Gone, but not forgotten

The departing Hawks played for a team that will always be celebrated

Updated: June 25, 2010, 12:55 AM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- After the parade ends, after the party dies out, comes the cleanup.

It's not fun, but it's inevitable and ultimately necessary.

Blackhawks fans, not to mention Blackhawk cult heroes, were reminded of that Wednesday as the Stanley Cup celebratory parade/pub crawl/appreciation society took a detour to reality.

The NHL's draconian salary cap pointed us to that post-Cup existence. Playoff hero Dustin Byfuglien was reportedly dealt to ...

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