SUNRISE, Fla. -- Brian Campbell experienced the joy of winning the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks in 2010. When the Hawks repeated the feat last season, the veteran watched from a distance.
"It's a little bit tough but I'm happy for them," said Campbell, who was traded to the Panthers on June 24, 2011. "It's great for them (and) it's great for the city but definitely deep down inside you're jealous. It doesn't matter who you are, you want ... another crack at it."
Campbell lives in Chicago during the offseason and attended a Cup party hosted by Hawks captain Jonathan Toews this summer. The defenseman said he wanted no part of another guest at the party: The Cup itself.
"I don't even want to go near it," Campbell said. "When I saw it there, I was just like, 'yeah.'"
Another member of the 2010 Cup champions, Tomas Kopecky, said he is happy in Florida and tries to impart some knowledge of what it takes to win a title to his Panthers teammates.
"I'm trying," said Kopecky, who was dealt to the Panthers three days after Campbell. "That's why they brought me here. It's a different challenge (and) different role than I had in Chicago. With my career, I always want to move forward, so it was the right decision for me and the right step."
Family ties: Many of the Hawks' mothers are on the two-game trip to Florida. Players, team personnel and their mothers attended a dinner Monday night, and the moms were adorned in their sons' sweaters during Tuesday's game against the Panthers at BB&T Arena.
"We had nice team meal with all the mothers and the managers and everybody who keeps this team together," winger Bryan Bickell said.
Bickell then explained that his mother, Anne, was, "liking the time off from back home with my dad."
Banter: Hawks coach Joel Quenneville and Panthers head man Kevin Dineen remain good friends after their days as teammates with the Hartford Whalers.
Dineen described Quenneville's playing style as "a very cerebral defenseman."
Said Quenneville with a hearty laugh: "Slow is the word. He was trying to be polite."
In and out: Sheldon Brookbank returned to the lineup against the Panthers while fellow defensemen Michal Rozsival and Michael Kostka were scratches.
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