There’s one moment that stands out to me as the greatest moment in 2020 for the Chicago Blackhawks, here it is.
On January 21st, the Chicago Blackhawks celebrated Patrick Kane‘s 1,000th career NHL point. This came on the same night Joel Quenneville came to town and Kane’s second game after having his London Knight’s jersey retired.
Kane has had a special year, even though the Blackhawks haven’t really. It’s been one of the most up and down years for Chicago, where they have a stretch of good games and then a stretch of losing to bad teams.
The greatest moment of the season can never be taken away from Kane, as he becomes the fourth Blackhawk to score 1,000 points in a Blackhawks uniform.
The cool thing about the night the Blackhawks celebrated this accomplishment was having Coach Quenneville there. One of the greatest coaches in NHL history celebrating a great accomplishment with one of the greatest NHL players of all time.
If the season doesn’t resume, I am excited to see what Kane does next. As we see the NBA get closer to re-opening their doors to finish the 2019-20 NBA season, I believe the NHL will do the same. If the NHL goes right to a 24-team playoff, the Blackhawks will be back into the playoffs for the first time since 2017.
With Kane hinting at wanting to win a couple more Stanley Cups in Chicago after scoring his 1,000th point, it’s time for Chicago to get serious. They have many pieces in place, with them just needing to tune a few things up.
So yeah, this moment was great but a deep playoff run this year would be even better. 2020 has seen some crazy stuff over the last two months, it’s shown that impossible is nothing. I’m really excited about the future of the Blackhawks. I just hope Kane can have a big role for the better part of the 2020s, as he’s just 31.