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Sox contingent headed to Blackhawks game

CHICAGO -- About 25 members of the White Sox active roster and coaching staff will be at Game 7 of the Blackhawks' Western Conference semifinal contest with the Red Wings on Wednesday night at the United Center. That total includes White Sox captain Paul Konerko, a true hockey aficionado, and manager Robin Ventura.

"It's great stuff for the city, Game 7 and hockey," Ventura said. "There's not a lot of things like it."

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When asked for a prediction, Ventura first went with a shutout in the Blackhawks' favor.

"That would be nice," Ventura said. "However, I would say 3-1 Hawks. I'd like that."

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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