Chicago Blackhawks All-Decade Team of the 1980s

Denis Savard, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
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Denis Savard #18, Chicago Blackhawks
Denis Savard #18, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) /

The Chicago Blackhawks of the 2010s were not the only Blackhawks team that had built up an impressive roster.

The options the club had at its disposal in the 1980s could have powered them to a Stanley Cup Final appearance or two if it weren’t for perennially running into Wayne Gretzky’s Oilers.

Today, we’re going to create the all-star of all-star rosters for the Blackhawks using only players they had play for them in the 80s. We’re interested in building the best possible roster, so we may have to move a center to the wing, but we’re trying to build a 3F 2D 1G starting lineup.

Small qualifiers first – you need to play more than two seasons during the decade, and we’re only counting production during the decade for the Blackhawks. Call these the JR and Edzo rules.

First up, the honorable mentions/extras. We aren’t going to be including Eddie Olczyk because he only played three seasons for the Blackhawks during the 80s. Jeremy Roenick misses the cut as only one of his seasons were played in the 80s. Names like Al Secord and Darryl Sutter also just miss the cut. Seriously, when I say the 80s teams were loaded and if it weren’t for the Oilers we’d have gotten a Cup, I’m not lying.