Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Hawks veterans get shot at glory
By Scott Burnside ESPN.com
CHICAGO -- They have combined to play 1,733 regular season games and another 160 in the playoffs for eight different NHL franchises.
That is a lot of road traveled between Michal Rozsival and Michal Handzus and yet only now do their respective journeys converge at the edge of a championship.
What makes the moment even more poignant for Rozsival, 34, a Czech from Vlasim and Handzus, 36, a Slovak from Banska Bystrica, is that both came to the Chicago Blackhawks with modest expectations. Frankly, it would have surprised no one if neither was a factor at all in the Blackhawks' run to their second Stanley Cup Finals since 2010.