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Keith Has His Day With The Cup

from Mike G. Morreale of NHL.com,

Jean Keith will never forget the day when she realized her hockey-crazed son, Duncan, was fixated on proving the skeptics wrong.

“One parent asked Duncan, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ and he said ‘I want to be an NHL player,’ ” Jean told NHL.com on Saturday. “And the parent just laughed because Duncan was just so small. But he was really mad that she laughed and he asked me, ‘Why is she laughing, mom?’

“He was 9 years old at the time, and I knew then his heart was in this for the long haul.”

It was a long road to the top but Keith he reached hockey’s pinnacle this past season – an Olympic gold medalist, Norris Trophy winning defenseman and Stanley Cup champion with the Chicago Blackhawks.

continued and Duncan Keith really likes the bagpipes, find out why below…

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eternal_fields's avatar

This, as the article illustrates, is a special guy, and the Hawks are fortunate to have him on the squad.

He got beat up for years for not being the “typical” bruising defenseman. But he has made do with the skills he has (speed, good hands) and has evolved into a very solid and reliable defenseman.

Pretty much everyone who crosses paths with DK comes away impressed with him on some level. Credit to the parents, for sure.

Posted by eternal_fields on 07/18/10 at 02:36 PM ET

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