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June 10, 2010 1:31 PM

A New Chicago Golden Age?

toews.jpgThe Blackhawks' first Stanley Cup Finals victory in 49 years may mark the beginning of a golden age for Chicago sports -- especially if the Bulls land LeBron. But even if the King decides to take his throne elsewhere, the Bulls have a great chance to sign some combination of Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh or Amare Stoudemire, which would position them near the top of the Eastern Conference for years to come.

And, of course, the Blackhawks aren't going away anytime soon. They signed Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane to five-year contract extensions this season while Marian Hossa signed a mammoth 12-year deal before the season.

For their part, the Bears had a noteworthy off-season, signing Julius Peppers to shore up an aging defense and bringing on Mike Martz to aid Jay Cutler's growth at the helm of the offense.

Of course, the Cubs will continue to toil in mediocrity until they find a 12-year-old whose juiced up broken arm gives him a 110 MPH fastball. And the Sox will be content to bask in the glory of their 2005 title for the next few decades. But, as long as we ignore baseball, sports fans in Chicago are in for a nice little sports run in the 2010s.

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