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Category: Stanley Cup Champions

GLORY: HAWKS 2, Bolts 0 CHICAGO WINS THE STANLEY CUP

Holy shit, I can’t believe I’m doing this again. If you’re reading this website for any kind of analysis for this game, you’ve come to the wrong place. Due to the torrential rainfall in the Chicago area, I spent every game stoppage sprinting down to my basement to make sure that my sump pump was […]

VIEW FROM THE TOP: St. Louis Blues

As the self-appointed spokesmen/woman of the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks, we are using the idea of “To the victors go the spoils” quite seriously. What we will do between now and the night the Stanley Cup banner is raised in the United Center is point out the shortcomings of all the teams that won’t have four crisp new banners in their rafters. We continue this series with the St. Louis Blues.

VIEW FROM THE TOP: Columbus Blue Jackets

As the self-appointed spokesmen/woman of the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks, we are using the idea of “To the victors go the spoils” quite seriously. What we will do between now and the night the Stanley Cup banner is raised in the United Center is point out the shortcomings of all the teams that won’t have four crisp new banners in their rafters. We continue this series with the Columbus Blue Jackets

THE GOLDEN AGE: The Blackhawks and History

On this week’s Puckcast, I asked whether this was the Golden Age of the Chicago Blackhawks. If you’ve got a couple hours, you can hear us discuss it.

Only one other time in the history of the franchise has there been a pair of Stanley Cups won in brief enough succession for there to be common players on both teams – 1934 and 1938. This time, the interval was a year shorter, and instead of 6 common players there are 8. Also, last time the coaches changed. Tommy Gorman won in ’34 and Bill Stewart won in ’38. This time, both wins belong to Joel Quenneville.

So where are we in the context of this franchise’s history?

STURM UND DRANG: The 2010 Blackhawks

“2010 is getting further away by the second”
                                        -Mr. V from HockTock

Is this a bad thing? Should we really continue clinging to something that no longer exists?

Chicago loves clinging to the happy memories of winning teams. Bears fans remember 1985 like it was yesterday. Same thing with the White Sox and 2005. Same thing with the Cubs and – well, forget about the Cubs. But you get the idea.

KISS MY FLAMING LIPS: FLAMES 3, HAWKS 1

Greetings from Canada to all Hockee Folk far and wide! It is my honor and privilege to speak to y’all from my Native Land. We are a peaceful people, and we like Fergie as much as you do. This RECAP! is by request from CT, because, he said, he and Fork wanted it to taste like Canadian bacon. (Draw […]

CHRISTMAS IN JULY: Championship DVDs out next week, in-store signings announced

You’ve gone out and dropped all kinds of dough on Stanley Cup Championship shirts, hats, license plate frames, and all that jazz already, haven’t you?

I know I have. I’m sure if Miller High Life made a Blackhawks Brew, CT would have a truckload of the stuff.

But this is the one we’ve been waiting for…this is the DVD commemorating the Championship season.

STURM UND DRANG: The Long Offseason

Hey, did you know the Chicago Blackhawks had a good season? Yep, won the Stanley Cup and everything. First time since 1961, or so I’ve heard.

They had two first team All-Stars too, Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith. First time since 1972, when Bobby Hull and Tony Esposito did it. Hell, we haven’t even seen ONE Blackhawk since Chris Chelios in 1996.

Speaking of Chelios in 1996, it was also the last time a Blackhawk won the Norris Trophy before Duncan Keith was awarded the jug last night.

So it’s all blue skies and clear sailing in Hawk-land right?

Yeah, my ass.

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