Patrick Sharp Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith slowly filed in for a news conference during the first day of Blackhawks training camp looking a little weary after arduous fitness testing.

Noticeably absent from the group of veteran forwards was a nearly constant companion for Hawks players the last couple of months — the Stanley Cup. Lugging around the coveted trophy is so last season.

“We enjoyed it we had our fun with it and we’re focused on starting a new season and turning the page” Sharp said Wednesday at Notre Dame. “Personally I’m done with it. … I’m ready to go and try to win it again.”

Sharp isn’t the only member of the Hawks organization talking about turning the page and concentrating on the upcoming season.

“That chapter is closed” President John McDonough said. “It’s time to move forward.”

Added general manager Stan Bowman: “That was a great moment for the organization but it’s time to close that book and start a new one.”

All reading aside having achieved the ultimate goal for the second time in four years when they captured the Cup in late June the Hawks now are focusing on doing something that hasn’t been achieved since the Red Wings in 1997 and ‘98: Winning back-to-back Cups.

“That can be motivation” Toews said of attempting to repeat. “It has happened to us twice now — (and) the talk is always going to be about repeating. It’s a long way away. We want to put ourselves in a position come playoff time to be that team that can compete for it again.

“But we know with what happened last year there are a lot of pressures that play into that. We believe we can be that team that has a chance to (repeat).”

Said Sharp: “That’s way down the line. All you can ask for is that you’re on a team that has a chance to win and I believe we have that every year.”