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Obama really enjoying Blackhawks' Stanley Cup win, Justin Trudeau latest victim of bragging

"Where's the Stanley Cup right now? I'm sorry, is it in my hometown, with the Chicago Blackhawks?"

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President Barack Obama is really getting a lot of mileage out of the Chicago Blackhawks being Stanley Cup champions. There was the obligatory team White House visit, of course, but there's more going on than just that.

This time, it's Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House. And while the two world leaders no doubt have actual serious things to talk about, of course, hockey is going to come up - and Obama is going to take the time to show off.

Trudeau takes the entire thing in stride, initially with a polite shake of his head and a quiet, "Don't get me started." (I'm going to guess he would have brought up the Olympics, or even Jonathan Toews' nationality, if he really wanted to get an argument going.)

But when Obama brings up Chicago, it's all Trudeau can do but to grin and take it. For two reasons, I suspect:

  1. He's Canadian and, as such, is a very nice, polite man, and,
  2. He's a Montreal Canadiens fan so he's probably dying on the inside already.

Good thing the Hawks won so the President has an excuse to keep bringing them up!