Mar 19, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wingPatrick Sharp
(10) during the third period against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center. The Blackhawks beat the Blues 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports
We’re counting the days until the Chicago Blackhawks 2014 Season kicks off. We’re doing a Top 100 list of all time Chicago Blackhawks. It’s a fun way to pass the time and take a stroll down Memory Lane as we head towards opening night on October 9th in Dallas.
Patrick Sharp 2005-Current
Game Winning Goals-36
Game Winning Goals-5
Patrick Sharp arrived in one of the biggest steals by the Blackhawks front office ever when they acquired him from the Philadelphia Flyers for Matt Ellison and a draft pick in 2005. Patrick Sharp arrived with the Blackhawks as a shooter and it didn’t matter if the team was in the dark ages or during it’s golden era, Sharp could score and get pucks on net.
Sharp is not just a shooter but an extremely streaky scorer. Once Sharp sees one go in bunches of goals seem to find the back of the net, but when things aren’t going so well it seems like he’s firing pucks at the goalies chest.
Sharp of course has seen the extreme lows and highs as a Blackhawk but his regular season stats are very consistent with at least 20 goals per season if you throw out his injury plagued shortened season of 2013.
Sharp was on the ice when Patrick Kane scored the OT Cup clinching goal in 2010 and he had one of the best seats in the house during the 2 goals in 17 seconds in Boston in 2013 celebrating on the Hawks bench. Fans have blamed Sharp’s lack of scoring in 2014 playoffs as one of the culprits to the Hawks not being able to repeat, but really it was just a fluky goal in a Game #7 that cost the Hawks the Cup.
Sharp has been rumored this offseason especially at the draft as a possible player that Stan Bowman could be moving to open up some salary cap space, but it appears that the gang will be all together for one more great Stanley Cup run this season.
Sharp was on a mission last season to make Team Canada which he achieved and hopefully he will be on a Stanley Cup mission again this season, he’s a scorer and he ranks 19th all-time in points in Blackhawks team history.
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