Pat Foley couldn’t believe it when he got the call earlier this summer: he was a Foster Hewitt Memorial Award winner and would be part of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Over 10,000 fans packed the inside of the Hilton in downtown Chicago, donning their finest gear for the seventh annual Blackhawks Convention.
The players stood in the hallways and caught up on their summers, most for the first time since their playoff run came to a close.
Stan Bowman didn’t have to answer any more questions regarding Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane’s extensions, thanks to those getting done more than a week ago.
Patrick Sharp’s name and trade rumors were synonymous for part of this summer. The chatter was especially prevalent heading into the NHL Entry Draft in late June.