Other Stanleys!

So now that the Chicago Blackhawks have won the Stanley Cup AGAIN, what else is there to do besides watch hockey? Well, you can download the Cup Tracker on your mobile device and follow the whereabouts of the holy grail of hockey. This may seem extreme, but it's actually pretty fun—kind of like being a […]

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Happy 75th Birthday, Stan Mikita!

Statue of Stan Mikita

Stan Mikita, who played his entire 22-year career with the Chicago Blackhawks, is turning 75 on May 20. Nicknamed Stosh, he was one of the most dynamic centers to ever play the game of hockey, scoring 541 goals and 926 assists before being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983. As a kid, […]

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2013 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Champions

The 2012-2013 NHL season got off to a late start.  The collective bargaining agreement had expired, and the players' union and the owners couldn't agree on new contract.  The lockout lasted almost three months, effectively cancelling 34 regular season games.  This long delay proved magical for the Chicago Blackhawks. During the first 24 games of […]

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2010 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Champions

For much of the first decade of the 21st century, the Blackhawks were known as one of the worst franchises in all of sports.  It had been nearly five decades since the Stanley Cup was hoisted above the heads of the Hawks, the longest drought in the NHL. Everything would change in the fall of […]

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1961 Blackhawks Stanley Cup Championship

The 1960-61 Blackhawks had a lot in common with 2009-10 Blackhawks. Both teams had young talent who would quickly become household names. Bobby Hull was 21 and had already earned the nickname the Golden Jet. Stan Mikita, 20, was also beginning his long and prosperous career. The Hawks met the Canadiens in the first round […]

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1938 Blackhawks Win Stanley Cup

The Blackhawks limped into the 1938 playoffs with a 14-25-9 regular season record. The Hawks went on to defeat the Montreal Canadiens and New York Americans in the first and second rounds. Despite their hot streak, the Hawks had a serious issue to contend with as they headed to Toronto for Game One of the […]

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1934 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Champions

Blackhawks owner Major Frederick McLaughlin holding Stanley Cup, surrounded by players

The Chicago Blackhawks had a less than stellar regular season leading up to the 1934 playoffs, winning 20 games, losing 17 and tying 11.  That was enough to get them in the postseason, though. In the first round they faced the Montreal Canadiens. Playoff series were only two games in those days. The goals from […]

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1929 Chicago Stadium Opens

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After it was known as Skid Row and before it was called the MadHouse on Madison, 1800 W. Madison was known simply as Chicago Stadium. The stadium development was spearheaded by Patrick “Paddy” Harmon, who had experience running dance halls.  In 1926, he and his associates starting buying up property, and before too long they […]

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Here Come the Hawks…

Chicago Blackhawks logo

Fall is my favorite time of year - apple orchards, pumpkin patches, hay rides, crisp leaves crunching under my feet and most importantly every October, the National Hockey League starts its season. While I have already made it to a Hawks preseason game, there is nothing like the thrilling action and excitement of going to a regular season […]

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