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Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita was a lesson in greatness

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A legend died Tuesday. Stan Mikita suffered from dementia for several years, so his death at 78 was not unexpected, just delayed. But the imprint the wondrously talented Blackhawks center left on hockey as a player and an innovator will live forever. The curved stick. Mikita invented that. The...
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NHL legend Stan Mikita, the Blackhawks' all-time leader in games played, dies at 78

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Mikita, who has a statue outside the United Center, still holds numerous Blackhawks' records
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Stan Mikita, who led Blackhawks to 1961 title, dies at 78

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CHICAGO - When Stan Mikita got back together with the Chicago Blackhawks, it was clear how much the reconciliation meant to the Hall of Fame forward.
He became a team ambassador, and then got a bronze statue outside the United Center. He was a regular at home games, drawing loud cheers when he was shown on the videoboard, often with former teammate Bobby Hull right beside him.
“I was proud to wear the Indianhead uniform for 22 years,” Mikita said when he was honoured before a 2008 home game.
Made it look good, too.
The Blackhawks lost one of the most revered figures in franchise history...
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Legendary Chicago Blackhawks captain Stan Mikita dies at 78

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Mikita's family announced his death in a statement released by the team. No further details were provided, but the Hall of Famer had been in poor health after being diagnosed with a brain disorder called Lewy body dementia.
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Blackhawks great Stan Mikita dead at 78

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Stan Mikita, arguably the greatest player in Blackhawks history, died Tuesday after a long illness. He was 78. “There are no words to describe our sadness over Stan's passing,” the team said in a statement. “He meant so much to the Chicago Blackhawks, to the game of hockey, and to all of Chicago.” Mikita lived life the way he played the game of hockey. He did it his way and he never stopped caring about what he did.
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Stan Mikita, who led Blackhawks to 1961 title, dies at 78

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CHICAGO - Hockey great Stan Mikita has died at 78.
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Blackhawks legend, Hall of Famer Mikita dies

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Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita, who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983, died Tuesday at age 78.
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Blackhawks Hall of Famer Stan Mikita Dies at 78 After Battle With Lewy Body Dementia

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The Blackhawks legend is the leading scorer in franchise history.
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Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita dies at 78

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Mikita is the Blackhawks all-time franchise leader in points.
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Chicago Blackhawks say Hall of Famer Stan Mikita has died at 78

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CHICAGO - Chicago Blackhawks say Hall of Famer Stan Mikita has died at 78 .
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Hockey Hall of Famer and Chicago Blackhawks great Stan Mikita dead at 78

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Stan Mikita, a nine-time all-star who played his entire NHL 21-year career with the Chicago Blackhawks, has died at age 78.
The Blackhawks confirmed Mikita's death on Tuesday.
Mikita, who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983, led the Blackhawks to a Stanley Cup title in 1961 and won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player in 1967 and 1968.
He was also named to Canada's team for the 1972 Summit Series, but was limited to two games due to injury.
Mikita was born in the Slovak Republic in 1940, but moved from Czechoslovakia to St. Catharines, Ont., as a young boy.
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Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita dead at 78

Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita dead at 78

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The Blackhawks' all-time leading scorer died Tuesday following a lengthy illness, the team announced.
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Blackhawks Hall of Famer Stan Mikita dies at 78

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CHICAGO - He's one of the icons of the franchise, a player that lives on for generations after he stopped playing.
Today the memories of Stan Mikita are being shared by the Blackhawks and the fans of the organization after his passing at the age of 78.
"Stan Mikita will be always remembered as a champion, an innovator and a master of the game. He embodied the Chicago Blackhawks." ForeverABlackhawk pic.twitter.com/K2fLgNHf4z
- Chicago Blackhawks August 7, 2018
The team announced the death in the a news release on Tuesday.
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Chicago Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita dies at 78

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Chicago Blackhawks Hall of Famer Stan Mikita, 78, has died, the team announced Tuesday.
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