Top 5 Blackhawks Games of 2017-18

Top 5 Blackhawks Games of 2017-18

May 21st, 2018 It’s going to be a very long summer for Chicago Blackhawks fans. For the first time in 10 years, the Hawks aren’t participating in the postseason festivities. It’s a tough pill to swallow for a fanbase that’s watched their favorite team win the Stanley Cup three times in a span of six...
Top 5 Blackhawks' Offseason Issues

Top 5 Blackhawks' Offseason Issues

May 17th, 2018 The 2017-18 season ended for the Chicago Blackhawks last month and left fans with many questions and concerns for the offseason. They had plenty of weaknesses this season, some stronger than others. Although they have a few months to figure out what exactly went wrong this season to miss the...

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April 26th, 2018
Blackhawks Goaltending

The Chicago Blackhawks are one of the NHL's "Original Six" teams. As such, Chicago has gone through many goalies in the history of the franchise — some memorable, and some not so memorable. For this list, the focus will be not just on the most memorable, but the absolute best. The cream of the crop. When looking at the goalies of a team that is 91 years old, there are bound to be some disagreements. The Blackhawks have gone through 79 goalies in their history — while many have made their mark, three players stand above the pack. There are players who are legends in their own right for their play with other teams — players like Frank Brimsek and Dominik Hasek come to mind, among others. This list, however, will stick to players that made their mark with the Blackhawks. An honorable mention goes to Ed Belfour, who played in Chicago for eight seasons and recorded a 2.65 goals against average and a .903 save percentage. #3 Corey Crawford Crawford may be one of the most...
April 25th, 2018
Long Read

The Chicago Blackhawks head into the 2018 offseason with a lot of questions marks. After a dismal 2017-18 campaign where they finished dead-last in the Central Division and 25th in the league, it’s awfully easy to focus on the negative. Sure, we could talk about how the Hawks need a top-four defenseman, better special teams, and a healthy Corey Crawford. Heck, the Hawks could probably use more depth at center, and it’s essential the veterans step up next season. Quite frankly, it’s a tad bit depressing. It seems like everything is wrong with the Blackhawks. But that’s not exactly true. Lost in all the negatives, there are a few things that are trending in the right direction. One of these is the forward depth the Hawks are quietly building. It might not look this way. Lots of youth was brought in last season. New players struggled to find their way. Many times they didn’t look good. But the potential is there, and the 2018-19 season could see that potential come to...
April 18th, 2018
Editor's Choice

As the 2017-18 season wrapped up for the Chicago Blackhawks on April 7, 2018, the NHL career of Patrick Sharp did as well. With three Stanley Cups as well as an Olympic gold medal to his name, he's retiring from a career most NHL players can't imagine in their wildest dreams. As one of the dynasty's most well-known and beloved players, he is sure to be missed. In his eleven seasons with the Hawks, he tallied a total of 249 goals and 283 assists, but his legacy goes far beyond his numbers. The Early Years Sharp joined the Blackhawks in the middle of the 2005-06 season when they were a completely different team and organization. The thought of making the playoffs after their best season was laughable and players were assigned areas of the city to hand out free tickets. To fans today, it sounds absurd that the Blackhawks would have trouble selling tickets to the United Center, but that's where things were. When asked of those days, Sharp told Blackhawks team historian Bob...
April 16th, 2018
Chicago Blackhawks

The 2017-18 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs are underway, as sixteen teams completed their second and third postseason matchups over the weekend. It’s a little weird for Chicago Blackhawks fans; their team isn’t participating for the first time since the 2008-09 season. For nine consecutive years, they were part of the postseason festivities. We all know the tale by now. In that time, the Hawks won three Stanley Cups, and made it to the Conference Finals twice. But alas, the magnificent run has come to an end. So what are Blackhawks fans to do this season? Instead of moping in a corner, we can appreciate the excellent hockey that’s played this time of year. The kind of hockey that comes from the challenges and rigors of a best-of-seven series. What better way to do so than to live vicariously through ex-Blackhawk players that are partaking in the postseason party? Here are six players to watch as the playoffs unfold. Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg Jets, No. 33 Byfuglien was a...

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Top 3 All-Time Chicago Blackhawks Goalies

The Chicago Blackhawks are one of the NHL's "Original Six" teams. As such, Chicago has gone through many goalies in the history of the franchise — some memorable, and some not so memorable. For this list, the focus will be not just on the most memorable, but the absolute best. The cream of the... April 26th, 2018

Top 5 Captains in Blackhawks History

To be named the captain of an NHL team is an honor. He is the first to hoist the Stanley Cup after a victory and is often the center of media attention. He is the one who interacts with the refs on the ice and is often the face of the organization. Every team has a captain, but not every team has a... June 17th, 2017

Joel Quenneville: Greatest Head Coach in NHL History?

If you have even a limited knowledge of NHL history, I can probably guess what you're thinking: No. Has this guy lost his mind? No sane individual with at least a modest appreciation for the game's history would attempt to craft an argument that the venerable William Scott "Scotty" Bowman is not... April 10th, 2017

The Best of 'Mr. Goalie' Glenn Hall

On this date, Jan. 27, 1960, Chicago Blackhawks' goalie Glenn Hall sets an NHL record for consecutive games played by a goaltender when he appears in his 329th straight game, a 2-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs at Maple Leaf Gardens. Hall breaks the mark set by the Montreal Canadiens' Georges... January 27th, 2017