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08:32 AM ET 08.21 | Because faith isn't always rewarded in Chicago, Blackhawks fans deserve some credit. The possibility of an NHL work stoppage didn't deter Blackhawks fans from snapping up tickets for the 2012-13 regular season Monday. "The phone lines and the number of ports people could get into on the web reached its capacity right out of the gate," Hawks ticket director Chris Werner said. ... Despite the wide gulf between NHL owners and the players' union in negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement that could result in a delay or cancellation of the season, Werner said Hawks tickets sales were "trending a little bit ahead of last year. It seems like we have more interest than we've had in the past."

Chicago Tribune

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August 21, 2012  09:13 AM ET

How many years do we have to see Toews lifting the Cup.

What's next George Armstrong photos?

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August 21, 2012  09:35 AM ET
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I have a sad feeling Ballard sold all the photos of captains hoisting Cups. Maybe to the same guy that has our damn banners.

Just so some of the youngsters know it really happened.

August 21, 2012  09:41 AM ET

Chicago has always been good at selling seats.... I keed I keed...

August 21, 2012  09:58 AM ET

Likely Cubs fans looking for a short bask in the feel of success.

August 21, 2012  10:12 AM ET

"Chicago fans ignoring lockout threat"

Does that mean they'll keep showing up at the UC and buy tickets, popcorn and beer to watch the Zamboni on the jumbo-tron?

August 21, 2012  10:15 AM ET
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"Chicago fans ignoring lockout threat"

Does that mean they'll keep showing up at the UC and buy tickets, popcorn and beer to watch the Zamboni on the jumbo-tron?

That's pretty much what they did last year.

August 21, 2012  10:30 AM ET
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That's pretty much what they did last year.

Maybe they'll come up with footage showing the right technique to put a cab driver in a choke hold.

August 21, 2012  10:41 AM ET
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Maybe they'll come up with footage showing the right technique to put a cab driver in a choke hold.

Thought you might like this one.

August 21, 2012  10:46 AM ET
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Thought you might like this one.

Nice! Thanks!

August 21, 2012  11:06 AM ET

Clueless in Chicago.

August 21, 2012  11:36 AM ET
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Clueless in Chicago.

LOL- very funny Shipper

August 21, 2012  11:52 AM ET
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LOL- very funny Shipper

Hey Harry. I know they have one of the best National Anthem singers around.

August 21, 2012  11:55 AM ET
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Maybe they'll come up with footage showing the right technique to put a cab driver in a choke hold.

I know a Two dollar bill makes them squint their eyes.

August 21, 2012  12:27 PM ET
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Clueless in Chicago.

Nice.

It's known as the "City of Big Shoulders" but I think that's just an illusion as they're a bunch of pinheads.

August 21, 2012  01:42 PM ET
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Nice.It's known as the "City of Big Shoulders" but I think that's just an illusion as they're a bunch of pinheads.

Hummmm.....maybe. But you would have to ask Jenny if that was the reason for dumping Urlacher

August 21, 2012  02:18 PM ET
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Hummmm.....maybe. But you would have to ask Jenny if that was the reason for dumping Urlacher

Well, pinheads probably didn't help.

August 21, 2012  02:38 PM ET
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Well, pinheads probably didn't help.

Yea, but of the two of them, which is the pinhead?

 
August 21, 2012  05:08 PM ET
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Clueless in Chicago.

Right, because buying tickets for the upcoming season is such a dumb idea. <sarcasm>

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