THE PRESIDENT: Please, everybody, have a seat. (Applause.) It is my pleasure to welcome back the Chicago Blackhawks to the White House. (Applause.) We have some very proud Blackhawks fans here. A couple I want to point out in particular -- Senator Dick Durbin from Illinois -- (applause) --and Congressman Mike Quigley, who actually still has an old man's hockey game that he's in all the time. (Laughter.) Any false teeth, Mike? Just a couple, all right. But this guy is a serious hockey player. So, Mike Quigley. (Applause.)
Now, since I took office, we've hosted a lot of championship teams -- from Boston and New York; Pittsburgh and Miami. But since I've been President, only one team has brought a world championship to my hometown of Chicago. And now the Blackhawks have done it twice. (Applause.) Twice!
Three years ago, the 'Hawks won their first Stanley Cup in 49 years. And keep in mind, the Cubs have been waiting for 105 -- (laughter) -- so 49 might have not seemed so bad. But luckily, the second Stanley Cup came just a little bit quicker.