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Chicago Blackhawks’ Strangest Moments In Current Era

By Colin Likas
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Jun 18, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook (left) holds the Stanley Cup as left wing Patrick Sharp (10) looks at the crowd during the 2015 Stanley Cup championship parade and rally at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports /

Hockey is an odd game, and every team has its odd moments as a result

Sportsnet’s Sean McIndoe, also known as “Down Goes Brown,” recently rolled out his strange offseason ratings for each of the NHL’s 31 teams (Las Vegas included). Using the “Bizarro-meter,” McIndoe decided the Montreal Canadiens have, thus far, had the strangest offseason of all 31 teams, what with the P.K. Subban trade and Alex Radulov signing.

It seems like an entirely fair assessment, as it’s hard to tell what Montreal is currently doing with respect to its present and future. Meanwhile, the Chicago Blackhawks had an absolutely average “Bizarro-meter” rating, checking in at 4.5 out of 10.

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McIndoe decided the “strangest” moment of the Blackhawks’ offseason so far was getting defenseman Brian Campbell on an extremely team-friendly deal. Some Blackhawks fans might agree — others might say Michal Rozsival and Brandon Mashinter getting new deals ranks as more strange.

Regardless, the Blackhawks are in the midst of a pretty normal offseason, thankfully one not filled with talks of an alleged rape. But all this talk of odd hockey happenings got me thinking about the stranger things the Blackhawks have gone through in their current era of success — starting when Joel Quenneville showed up to coach in 2008.

Let’s take a look back at some of the team’s stranger moments in recent memory.

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