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Chicago Blackhawks All-Decade Team of the 1980s

Denis Savard, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
Denis Savard, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) /
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Doug Wilson, Chicago Blackhawks
Doug Wilson, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Graig Abel/Getty Images) /

Defensemen

Which brings us to the back end. The first choice here is obvious, recent HHoF inductee Doug Wilson. Wilson’s credentials speak for themselves, a Norris win, a Norris finalist, two other times top 5 in Norris voting, and had notched 679 points in 754 games over the decade. Wilson can score goals from the blueline, had a shot just as good as any forward, and was a natural play-driver.

He recorded over 60 points six times in the decade including crossing 70 points three times (and 80 once). In his Norris-winning 81-82 season, Wilson notched a mind-boggling 39 goals. True No.1 defensemen are hard to come by, and we’re ecstatic to have him on our squad.

Our second defenseman is going to be Bob Murray. Murray was a career Blackhawk in his playing days, spending his entire time in the NHL with the club.  He was never a flashy player like Wilson, but he could still produce offense, totaling 358 points over the decade. We need a second defenseman for our all-decade team and you can argue a few names to go in this spot, but I’m giving the vote to the guy who stuck his entire career in the windy city.

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