Stanley Cup final might be good enough to make us forget lockout

Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews answers a question from the media during a news conference...

Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews answers a question from the media during a news conference for the NHL Stanley Cup finals Tuesday. (REUTERS/Jeff Haynes)

ROB LONGLEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:57 PM ET

Old-time hockey?

Bring it on.

A compelling matchup on the eve of the 2013 Stanley Cup final is expected to turn into captivating action, perhaps even enough to make everyone forget about the ridiculous lockout that reduced the NHL season to 48 games.

By now, no doubt, you’ve heard about many of the juiciest story lines of a series that not only brings together two of hockey’s oldest franchises, but two of America’s iconic sporting cities.

 

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