Blackhawks and NHL busy setting travel schedule for Stanley Cup

The Stanley Cup's busy summer still isn't set in stone.

One of the perks of the Blackhawks winning the Stanley Cup is that Chicago gets to renew its torrid love affair with it.

Where will it be next? Did you get a picture with it? These questions are nearly as pressing as what roster moves the Hawks will make over the next few weeks.

Those wanting to catch a glimpse of the Cup can head out to U.S. Cellular Field on Sunday when the White Sox will have it for their matchup against the Rangers.

Beyond that, it's unknown where the Cup may show up.

The Hawks and the NHL both are working on the Cup's schedule for the summer, both league and team officials said Friday. Philip Pritchard, one of the keepers of the Cup, told WSCR-AM 670 that creating the schedule could be a complicated procedure.

Players are due their traditional day with the Cup, which means the Cup may be traveling around the world soon given the Hawks have players from Finland, Sweden and Slovakia, not to mention Canada. It's typical for players to spend their day with the Cup in their hometown.

The Cup already has made several appearances around Chicago at various bars and media outlets. It appeared at Wrigley Field for the Cubs' game against the Indians. It made its way to the field from Patrick Sharp's house, where news helicopters hovered overhead trying to catch a glimpse of the Cup.

"The helicopters weren't so bad until I saw how much they really zoomed in," Sharp said. "Makes you wonder if you're going to be sun tanning out there or something. There was also a little drone. I don't know where that came from, but it was buzzing around our heads, pretty close to us."

All in the name of seeing the Cup.

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