Chicago Blackhawks: Three Reasons NHL Should Appreciate Hawks Run

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Jun 6, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing

Patrick Kane

(88) and center

Jonathan Toews

(19) skate together with the puck against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first period in game two of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

2. Superstars: The Blackhawks have super-stars in Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, and Duncan Keith. Patrick Kane has the Calder trophy, Two Stanley Cup Championships, and a Conn Smythe Trophy. Jonathan Toews has two Selke trophies, one Conn Smythe Trophy, and Two Stanley Cup Championships. Toews was also the youngest Captain in Chicago Blackhawks history, while Duncan Keith has two Norris Trophies, two Olympic Goal medals and Two Stanley Cup championships. These are three SUPER STARS that the Blackhawks success is driven by. Three superstars have willed the Blackhawks two Stanley Cup Championships and hopefully a third. Those three might go down as some of the NHL all-time GREATS.

3. Greats: This Chicago Blackhawks Core is composed of GREATS. Greats are defined by as “a person who has achieved importance or distinction in a field”. This Chicago Blackhawks core has been to five of the last seven Western conference championships. They have won three Western Conference championships and two Stanley cup championships.

In the Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews era, they are 8-1 in Game 5’s. The Blackhawks only loss was Game 5 of 2015 Western Conference Finals to the Anaheim Ducks. They went onto the win the series against the Ducks in Seven Games. They are 2-0 in Stanley Cup Finals Game 6’s and hopefully going to be 3-0. As a franchise in the Kane and Toews era, the Blackhawks are 40-14 in Games 4-7 in the playoffs. The Blackhawks have two Stanley cup Championships in five seasons and are on the verge of three in six seasons.

The Blackhawks CORE are a once in a generation team in era that is supposed to discourage this type of dominance. The NHL along with all its fans should appreciate the Blackhawks because a team like this might not come around again.

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