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Chicago Blackhawks’ 10 Worst Moments Of 2016 Calendar Year

By Colin Likas
Apr 25, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues center David Backes (42) and Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) shake hands after the St. Louis Blues defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in game seven of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 25, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues center David Backes (42) and Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) shake hands after the St. Louis Blues defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in game seven of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 25, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues center David Backes (42) and Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) shake hands after the St. Louis Blues defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in game seven of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

It’s time to be sad, folks, and that shouldn’t be too hard in this calendar year

So 2016. It’s been a bit of a rough year, right? We at least had the Chicago Cubs winning their first World Series in 108 (though for some, that just makes the year even worse). But things were difficult to watch and digest in many fields, including with our Chicago Blackhawks. Hell, while I was working on this post, Carrie Fisher died. Yeesh.

Just because they didn’t win the Stanley Cup in 2016 doesn’t mean the Blackhawks had a bad year, though. Far from it, I’d say. They got some great performances, found some budding young stars and received some great performances from their veterans.

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Heck, right now they’re on top of the Western Conference despite playing maybe half as good as they’re capable of most of the time. I think we can all get behind that.

Unfortunately, however, 2016 also brought us some sour moments for the Chicago Blackhawks, on and off the ice. While I was driving yesterday, I thought it would be interesting to do a top 10 worst and best moments from the Blackhawks’ 2016. Of course, shortly afterward, I saw CSN Chicago’s Tracey Myers had the “best” parts covered.

I’m still going to do 10 of those, in a separate post. But today, we’re going to start on the sad side of things. Here are my 10 worst moments from the Chicago Blackhawks’ calendar year 2016.

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