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Sunday, May 23, 2010
Diehard Hawks fan Wirtz revels in victory

By Melissa Isaacson

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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