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Barack Obama to Canadian Prime Minister: 'Where's the Stanley Cup right now?'

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Barack Obama to Canadian Prime Minister: 'Where's the Stanley Cup right now?'

President Barack Obama has spent plenty of time over the last six years hosting the Blackhawks at the White House so it's only logical he's picked up a little trash-talking from his hometown team.

Obama welcomed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his delegation of dignitaries to the White House for a ceremony on the South Lawn Thursday, and used some of his time at the podium to troll Trudeau about the absence of the Stanley Cup in Canada.

"Who is better at hockey?" Obama said. "Where is the Stanley Cup right now? I’m sorry, is it in my hometown with the Chicago Blackhawks? In case you Canadians were wondering, 'where is it?'"

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With zero Canadian teams currently in the NHL playoff picture, Trudeau didn't have much of a rebuttal.

Watch Obama's trash-talking in the video above.

 

Blackhawks ban four ejected fans from future home games

Blackhawks ban four ejected fans from future home games

The Blackhawks have banned the four fans — who were ejected from Saturday's game against the Washington Capitals for their racist remarks towards Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly — from future home games.

On Monday, a Blackhawks spokesperson released this statement:

We have contacted the select individuals involved in the incident on Saturday to notify them that they are no longer welcome at our home games. Racist comments and other inappropriate behavior are not tolerated by the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Blackhawks also wanted to remind fans that they can alert security at the United Center by texting the following to 69050: UCASSIST <SPACE> followed by the seating section, row and a brief description of the issue.

Blackhawks deal Michal Kempny to Capitals for conditional third-round pick

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Blackhawks deal Michal Kempny to Capitals for conditional third-round pick

The Blackhawks dealt defenseman Michal Kempny to the Washington Capitals for a third-round pick. Kempny had seven points in 31 games this season.

Kempny, 27, recorded 15 points in 81 career games for the Blackhawks. He tallied an assist in Saturday's 7-1 victory over the Capitals.

Kempny signed a one-year extension through the end of this season back in May.