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President talks 'bling' with biggest-ever NHL crowd

Friday, 03.11.2011 / 6:37 PM
Blackhawks at the White House
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Blackhawks at the White House
President talks 'bling' with biggest-ever NHL crowd
After his remarks, President Obama got a first-hand look at Chicago's newest championship ring (they don't easily). When offered to put one on, he showed it to a cheering crowd, which veteran White House press corps members said was the largest NHL-related crowd ever gathered for a White House Stanley Cup celebration.

"Oh, absolutely. I've got to try the ring and everything," said Obama. "That's what you call some bling, right there."

Captain Jonathan Toews stepped forward to present the President with a silver replica of the Stanley Cup complete with engravings. 

"Look at this, a mini Stanley. Now, can I say that when I first saw this I thought it so much bigger on TV. But then it turned out it was just a replica. But what a wonderful, wonderful gift this. Thank you so much, team. We are proud of you."
Quote of the Day

I spent a long summer thinking about that playoff series and what could have been. [The Blackhawks] ended up being the Stanley Cup champions, so we know we lost to a very good team. It's tough to know how close we were, and it motivates us for this year.

— Nashville captain Shea Weber in an interview with the Predators website
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