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Quick hits: Kovalchuk to decide today, Chara talks begin, Versteeg’s day with Cup

Stanley Cup Finals - Chicago Blackhawks v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Six

of the Chicago Blackhawks of the Philadelphia Flyers in Game Six of the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Wachovia Center on June 9, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Jim McIsaac

Here are a few quick hits from around the league.

(Seriously, though, I don’t know about you ... but I’m ready for this story to come to a conclusion. You know, so we can criticize the deal.)

The past twenty-four hours have been a whirlwind for Versteeg. The Cup arrived Saturday afternoon, and has toured the city ever since.

Versteeg has fond memories of the games they played on the street, but in those days, there were no fans, no NHL jerseys and no cups, real or fake.

Wearing a Blackhawks jersey for the final time, he scored one last goal, and let out one last trademark celebration.

His defence of the Cup fell short...he lost the game, but after the handshakes and one quick photo, they’ve all won, because the childhood dream is realized.