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Blackhawks Top 100- #22 Marian Hossa

By Keith Schultz
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Apr 3, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing

Marian Hossa

(81) celebrates after scoring the game winning goal during the shoot out against the Minnesota Wild at the United Center. The Blackhawks won 3-2 in a shoot out. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-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.

Marian Hossa– 2009-Present

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Marian Hossa story was a sad one when he arrived in Chicago in 2009 he had chosen the wrong team in the playoffs two years in a row losing in Finals once for the Red Wings and once for the Penguins.  Hossa signed a monster contract with the Hawks to be the missing piece the Hawks needed to get over the hump and win a Stanley Cup for the first time in 49 years.

Hossa did make skeptical Chicago fans nervous when he wasn’t able to start the season due to an injury he suffered in the previous seasons playoffs, but when he finally did hit the ice right before Thanksgiving Day it was quickly forgotten.

Hossa is was huge in the run to the 2010 Stanley Cup, but one goal will always sticks out.

The Hawks were struggling against the Predators yet somehow Patrick Kane was able to tie the game and Hossa was there to tap in the winner and the momentum for the Hawks to win the Cup was well on it’s way.

Hossa even to this day is probably the best player on the ice for either team and he can just dominate shifts even with Hossa at age 35. He has over 1,000 games under his belt in the NHL and is only 5 points away from 1,000 for his career and if he had played his entire career with Chicago would be easily in the Top 5 Hawks of all-time.

Hossa’s back was an issue during the 2013 playoffs, but even a less than full strength Hossa was better than no Hossa on the ice with the Hawks 2-0 defeat in Game #3 of the Finals as evidence that a missing Hossa was a bad thing  (but a good thing for Ben Smith).

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Hopefully Hossa is still Hossa this year as it looks like Stan Bowman is keeping the gang all together one more time for a run at the 2015 Stanley Cup.

What do you think too high or too low for Hossa on our Top 100 countdown?

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