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Watch Chicago Blackhawks’ banner raising, in all its dramatic glory

Greg Wyshynski
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The Chicago Blackhawks raised their 2013 Stanley Cup banner in all of its dramatic glory on Tuesday night, kicking off the NHL regular season with a home game against the Washington Capitals.

Take a look as the Blackhawks’ banner was raised to the rafters.

In a perfect world it would have taken 17 seconds for the banner to go from the ice to the ceiling, but whatever …

Eventually Jonathan Toews stopped hugging everyone and the Blackhawks’ title defense formally began …

So here’s the question: Who had the more overly dramatic opening ceremony? The Blackhawks’ banner raising, or the Montreal Canadiens’ overwrought (and overlong) torch passing?

The answer is always Montreal.

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