There was one reason to cheer for the Chicago Blackhawks to win the Stanley Cup last season: Kimmo Timonen. It was Timonen's last ride in the NHL, and the Philadelphia Flyers traded him both for assets, and for one last shot at glory.
He got it, we were all extremely happy and probably cried a little, he got his day with the Cup, and that was that.
Well, mostly. There was still one other matter of business to take care of: the annual winner's trip to the White House. And Timonen, whose face was pure joy the moment he was passed that Cup, wasn't downplaying the magnitude of the visit.
And if Timonen was just excited to go - he was probably pretty excited to be singled out by the President, too.
President mentions Kimmo Timonen had played in Olympic finals, Cup finals, etc before last season. "And he lost them all."— Adam Kimelman (@NHLAdamK) February 18, 2016
Yeah, but he won in the end. And he went out a champion. Love you forever Kimmo.