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by Paul on 07/13/10 at 08:13 AM ET
from Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun,
Leave it to Jonathan Toews to find a silver lining when most observers see a lightning-quick dismantling of the Stanley Cup champions.
“It was something that was kind of inevitable,” Toews said of the recent flurry of trades involving key members of the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup run. “We knew it was going to happen but we’ve got some great memories that we can look back on.”...
“Again, you try to enjoy it for what it is,” said Toews, who signed autographs and posed for pictures with the Stanley Cup on Monday. “We had a special team, a special group of guys this year and we’ll never forget what we accomplished.”
Toews admits the celebrations have taken on a bit of a muted tone, with the news that several key cogs — including Dustin Byfuglien, Kris Versteeg, Brent Sopel, Ben Eager and Andrew Ladd — will all be playing hockey elsewhere next season.
“It’s tough for you in a selfish way because you want those guys to be there and you want the team to stay the same,” said Toews. “It’s worse for those guys who don’t get to stay in a great city like Chicago. We knew something was going to happen, but we didn’t expect so many guys to be moved so quick.”
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