There was no hemming and hawing for Brandon Saad, no talk of what he could be getting with his current contract ending and pending restricted free-agent status.
Andrew Desjardins stood on the ice in happy disbelief, thrilled at the final result but also a little exhausted by what it took to get here.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel congratulated the Blackhawks on their Stanley Cup victory Monday night, releasing a statement that read:
Last August, Kimmo Timonen wasn't sure if he would ever play professional hockey again.
Nearly 10 months later the 16-year NHL veteran can finally call himself a champion.
He's been known as "man child" since his emergence as a rookie with the Blackhawks in 2013.