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Top 5: Scariest Blackhawks Opponents

By Phil Bausk
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Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

1. Wayne Gretzky 

The statue picture is to prevent any of us from having to look right into the “Great One’s” eyes because like NHL defenders, we could possibly turn to stone. No player struck fear into their opponents more than Gretzky and his career statistics and accomplishments are the only evidence necessary to prove his dominance. Blackhawks teams of the 80’s and 90’s were forced to game plan for someone they knew that all of the preparation in the world couldn’t stop.  I am more than confident that when ‘Hawks coaches like Bob Pulford, Mike Keenan, and Darryl Sutter saw the Oilers or Kings on their schedule, they made sure to reserve a therapist for the morning after.