I hope you are enjoying your 4th of July today! As part of our American tradition with Independence Day we usually listen to the National Anthem. As Chicago Blackhawks fans, one anthem we hear a lot is Chelsea Dagger, and it appears today in our list of Top 100 Blackhawks.
To the majority of Chicago Blackhawks fan, they simply don’t know what it is to see a Chicago Blackhawks goal without hearing Chelsea Dagger followed quickly by it.
The funny thing is growing up listening to a Chicago Blackhawks game only on the radio, I thought a Chicago Blackhawks goal was Pat Foley screaming He Shoots He Scores followed by the long horn sounding off inside the Chicago Stadium.
Chelsea Dagger becoming a staple at the United Center started in 2008 shortly after Rocky Wirtz took over the franchise from his Father Bill Wirtz who hated anyone that didn’t want to see the Hawks play in person.
Rocky and the marketing team of the Hawks started playing Chelsea Dagger after the goal horn blew and it caught on.
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Of course there a fans (And I’m sure we Have written a post or two about it) that have grown tired of listening to the Dagger, but it really has become a trademark of this era of the Chicago Blackhawks and one that certain teams really hate especially the Vancouver Canucks back when the rivalry was strong from 2009-2011!
The song is kind of catchy, and it’s our goal song that has been played a lot following a Patrick Kane or Jonathan Toews goal! If you are missing it, here is Chelsea Dagger with some Blackhawks highlights!
It’s not my favorite thing ever, but when you think of the Top 100 Chicago Blackhawks… Chelsea Dagger isn’t a player, but it has been a staple for a long time now!
What do you think? Should the Dagger be on this list?
Only 93 Days Until the Season Starts at the United Center against the defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins, and hopefully a whole lot more of Chelsea Dagger than we did last season!
Enjoy the fireworks, friends, and the cookouts tonight!