All Time Blackhawks

Ranking the Chicago Blackhawks Teams of the Past Decade

By Ryan Fedrau
Patrick Kane #88, Jonathan Toews #19, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Patrick Kane #88, Jonathan Toews #19, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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9. 2018-19 Chicago Blackhawks (36-34-12)

Chicago Blackhawks
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The 2018-19 Chicago Blackhawks proved to be another unsuccessful season. Future Hall of Fame coach Joel Quenneville was fired on November 6th, 2018, after winning only six of the first 15 games. Stan Bowman would give Jeremy Colliton, the Rockford IceHogs head coach, the job.

Colliton’s first 10 games were rough, as the Blackhawks only won two of them. After a slow start in early 2019, the team would eventually catch fire. Patrick Kane went on a long point streak and recorded a career-high 110 points.

This would be the second year in a row where Corey Crawford suffered from an major injury. He would come back and beat the Anaheim Ducks in his return. Unlike in 2018, he suffered on the stat sheet while only winning 14 of his 39 games.

The Blackhawks showed a lot of exciting promise when they traded for Dylan Strome in November of 2018. It gave Alex DeBrincat a chance to reconnect with his “best friend” and the dynamic duo showed off their skills to the entire NHL. Their performance indicated that the Chicago Blackhawks have two future stars in Strome and DeBrincat.

If the team would have started a little bit better, they wouldn’t have missed the playoffs by six points. Both Kane and Jonathan Toews had career-highs in points and showed the hockey world they’re not done. There were many games they lost that they should have won. There was a lot last season which led to high expectations for the 2019-20 Blackhawks.