"Hawks Win!" Pat Foley's Greatest Calls From His Hall of Fame Career

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The Alexander Karpovtsev Rant:

In Pat Foley's entire career as the Blackhawks broadcaster, he rarely called out any of the Hawks players if they had a bad game or even a couple of games. The key word is almost. Unfortunately for Alexander Karpovtsev, Pat Foley went on a two-minute rant slandering him as a "disgrace to the Blackhawks uniform".

Alexander Karpovtsev was a defenseman for the Blackhawks from 2000-2004 totaling 46 points in 182 games. After he was dealt to the New York Islanders in 2004, Pat Foley had a few choice words for Karpovtsev. I won't spoil the clip for anyone who hasn't seen it but it is the longest rant I have ever heard from Pat Foley towards a player on the Blackhawks.


Murray Bannerman
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From 1980-1987, Murray Bannerman manned the Blackhawks net and had a solid seven-year career in Chicago. With two all-star game appearances, placing third in voting for the Vezina trophy in 1983, 116 wins, and a killer goalie mask, Bannerman was well-liked in the city of Chicago. He was so well-liked by Pat Foley, that Foley would scream out his name for a couple of seconds when he made a big save.

Edmonton Oilers vs Chicago Blackhawks, Game 4, 2020 Playoffs:

In what would be Pat Foley's last playoffs with the Blackhawks, he went all out in the series against the Edmonton Oilers. Even towards the end of his career, his voice was as electric as ever and didn't miss any opportunity to be enthusiastic.

With the Hawks leading the Oilers 3-1 in a best-of-five series, a forechecking Jonathan Toews stripped the puck from defenseman Ethan Bear and set up Dominik Kubalik in front of the net for the eventual series-winning goal for the Blackhawks. It was a huge upset win as the Hawks were the last-seeded team to qualify at 12th and they knocked off the number 5-seeded Oilers in just five games.