Diehard Hawks fan Wirtz revels in victory

May, 23, 2010
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Isaacson By Melissa Isaacson
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- Rocky Wirtz loved that his team wouldn't touch the Campbell Trophy signifying the Western Conference championship. But when a white-gloved, blue-blazered member of the Hockey Hall of Fame brought the gleaming silver Cup to the Blackhawks' chairman Sunday night, Wirtz was not shy about posing for pictures with the ornate silver bowl.

For while it bore no more significance to his young players than as a symbol of what more they want to achieve. For Wirtz, a hockey historian, it represented a man in former NHL president Clarence Campbell whom he knew well and respected.

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Melissa Isaacson

Columnist, ESPNChicago.com
Melissa Isaacson is a columnist for espnW.com, ESPN Chicago and ESPN.com. The award-winning writer has covered Chicago sports for most of her 31-year career, including at the Chicago Tribune before joining ESPN in 2009. Isaacson has also covered tennis since 1986.

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