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Chicago Blackhawks could be going to the playoffs after all

The Chicago Blackhawks might be going to the Stanley Cup playoffs after all. They don’t deserve to be a playoff team in normal circumstances but everyone knows these aren’t normal circumstances. The coronavirus pandemic is the main news of the world and we all know how it hit the sports world. Well, the pandemic might be giving the Blackhawks a chance at some playoff games.

 

There is a proposal floating around that is rumored to be used when play resumes. There is a “Return To Play” committee that the league is using and it submitted a proposal into the NHLPA for review. The proposal has them playing a playoff tournament in two hub cities. It would be the top 12 teams in each conference (24 total) making it to the dance with the top four on each side getting a bye. Those top four teams would get exhibition games to get themselves some reps to prep for their first matchup. The first round between the bottom seeds would be the best of five.

 

An important thing to note about this is that the tournament would not reseed each round. That makes it seem like pretty much every team has a chance to make some noise. In this format, the Blackhawks would be the lowest-ranked team to make it. They would be the 24th seed overall and the 12th seed in the Western Conference. They would draw the five seeded Edmonton Oilers in the first round.

 

There are two ways to look at their chances against the Oilers if this came true. The positive one is to think about the fact that you have Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith, and Corey Crawford in a five-game series. They have the experience and you would have to think that Edmonton wouldn’t love that first-round draw after having a really good season.

 

The second way to look at it is a very well rested Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl would be chomping at the bit to take on Chicago’s bad defense. They are two of the five best offensive players in the world right now and could take over a series. It would be a case of experience vs talent in this matchup. If the Blackhawks were able to slow those two down, they would have a chance but that is easier said than done. Source

 

 

 

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The Chicago Blackhawks colloquially known as the Hawks is an Ice Hockey Team in the United States and is based in Chicago, Illinois. It is a member of the National Hockey League and is one of the first few teams of Ice Hockey. The United Center where the Blackhawks play, is an indoor basketball and Ice arena located in the Near West Side neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.

Management

The Vice President and General Manager of Chicago Blackhawks is Mr. Stan Bowman is and he’s also the son of Scotty Bowman, a retired NHL head coach. Jonathan Toews is the Captain of this team and he’s also part of the Canadian National Men’s Hockey Team. In 2008, Jonathan (age 20) was the youngest captain in the History of the club. This team is currently coached by Joel Quenneville.

Stanley Cups

The Chicago Blackhawks have won six Stanley cups till now which are of the year 1934, 1938, 1961, 2010, 2013, and 2015. It’s important to note that, the Stanley Cups from 2010 to 2015 which is 3 cups till now were won when Quenneville was the coach. Quenneville used to coach Colorado Avalanche earlier.

Chicago Blackhawks Ownership History

Rocky Wirtz is owned by the Wirtz Corporation and he’s also its Principal Owner and Chairman. The club was initially owned by Mr. Frederic McLaughlin until he died in 1944. After Mr. McLaughlin’s death, it was owned by the Norris Family. Later in 1966, the Wirtz Family took over after Mr. James Norris’s death.

Team

The current Chicago Blackhawks team is a mix of Canadians, Americans, Slovakians, Russians and Swedish. The current goalies of the team are as follows Corey Crawford from Canada and Scott Darling from the USA.

The Forwards are Artem Anisimov from Russia, Andrew Desjardins from Canada, Ryan Hartman from USA, Vinnie Hinostroza from USA, Marian Hossa from Slovakia, Patrick Kane from USA, Tanner Kero from USA, Marcus Kruger from Sweden, Artemi Panarin from Russia, Richard Panick from Slovakia, Dennis Rasmussen from Sweden, Nick Schmaltz from USA, Jonathan Toews from Canada, and Jordin Tootoo from Canada.

The Defence is formed by Brian Campbell from Canada, Gustav Forsling from Sweden, Niklas Hjalmarsson from Sweden, Duncan Keith from Canada, Michal Kempny from the Czech Republic, Michal Rozsival from the Czech Republic, Brent Seabrook from the Czech Republic, and Brent Seabrook from the USA.

Ranking

Stan Mikita, Patrick Kane, Bobby Hull, Jonathan Toews, Denis Savard, Chris Chelios, Jeremy Roenick, Tony Espsita, Duncan Keith, and Pierre Pilote are the top ten Chicago Blackhawks in the history of the Club. Captain of the team Jonathan Toews ranks fourth in the list.

Chicago Blackhawks currently ranks the 6th best Hockey Team as per ESPN Power Rankings 2016-2017.

Facts

  • Chicago Blackhawks was initially named as Black Hawks.
  • It’s named after the 86th infantry division of world war 1.
  • The team’s original logo was designed Irene Castle, wife of Frederic McLaughlin who was the first owner of the team.

The Chicago Blackhawks may rank 6th as per ESPN but it is one of the most happening teams of all team. After all, winning 3 Stanley Cups since 2010 is not everyone’s cup of tea. Ranking of the team differs as per different lists and different parameters. It is said that in 1994 Chicago Blackhawks had the greatest number of fans in the history of Ice Hockey. One would believe it if one goes through the matches played at thet time.

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