We caught up with Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita at the basement level of the United Center before Monday's Game 2, and let's just say it's difficult to tell who's more popular, Mikita or the current Hawks, some of whom were on their way to the locker room.
"It brings back memories of what it used to be or what was -," Mikita started to say about being at a Stanley Cup playoff game in Chicago.
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"Hey, Stan," Patrick Kane said as he walked by.
"Patrick, good luck," Mikita said.
"It's a different building, of course, so it doesn't feel the same as the old Chicago Stadium," Mikita said. "But it's the -
"Stosh!" a stadium worker yelled when he saw good ol' No. 21.
A quick wave and Mikita was back.
"It's a thrill for me to see good hockey, which we've seen a lot of the past two or three years," he said.
"But in the end it's the memories of all the people - that's what I think of."
And when folks around here think of great Blackhawks memories, they think of you, Stan.