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Patience paying off for Bickell, Hawks

Power forward's evolution, versatility are vital to Chicago's Cup chances

Updated: June 3, 2013, 2:39 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- Parked in front of the net Sunday night like an immovable force, Bryan Bickell collected his sixth goal of the playoffs in a 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings, continuing one heck of a story developing this spring for the Chicago Blackhawks.

It's been a long time coming for the 27-year-old winger from Orono, Ontario.

His evolution as a reliable power forward has been important for the Hawks. The losses of Troy Brouwer and Andrew Ladd from their 2010 Stanley ...

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