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    Chicago Blackhawks Franchise Information

    Have a read on below at some quick stats and facts on the Chicago Blackhawks to get you started: 

    Established: 1926
    Stadium: United Center
    Colors: Red, white & black
    Hall of Famers: Sid Abel, Lionel Conacher, Tony Esposito, Glenn Hall, Ted Lindsay, Bert Olmstead, Allan Stanley, Ed Belfour, Roy Conacher, Phil Esposito, George Hay, Harry Lumley, Bobby Orr, John Stewart, Doug Bentley, Chris Chelios, Bill Gadsby, Bobby Hull, Mickey MacKay, Pierre Pilote, Harry Watson, Max Bentley, Paul Coffey, Charlie Gardiner, Marian Hossa, Dick Irvin, Stan Mikita, Denis Savard, Georges Boucher, Art Coulter, Doug Gilmour, Duke Keats, Howie Morenz, Earl Seibert, Doug Wilson, Frank Brimsek, Babe Dye, Michel Goulet, Hugh Lehman, Bill Mosienko & Clint Smith
    Hall of Fame builders: Al Arbour, Rudy Pilous, Thomas N. Ivan, Bud Poile, John Mariucci, Arthur Wirtz, Frederic McLaughlin, Bill Wirtz, James D. Norris & James E. Norris
    Rivals: St. Louis Blues
    Legends:  Glenn Hall, Keith Magnuson, Pierre Pilote, Bobby Hull, Dennis Savard, Stan Mitka, Tony Esposito & Patrick Kane
    Retired Numbers: 1, 3, 9, 18, 21 & 35
    Division: Central
    Stanley Cup Titles: 6: 1933-34, 1937-38, 1960-61, 2009-10, 2012-13 & 2014-15

    Chicago Blackhawks Fixtures 2021

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    Chicago Blackhawks History

    Along with the Detroit Cougars and the New York Rangers, the Chicago Blackhawks were added to the National Hockey League in 1926 as a part of the league’s first expansion into the United States. 

    Franchise owner Frederic McLaughlin named the team after the 333rd Machine Gun Battalion of the 86th Infantry, which was nicknamed the ‘Blackhawk Division’, as McLaughlin was the commander of that division during World War I. 

    Chicago debuted in the NHL in the 1926-27 season, becoming the the first NHL team with an all-American-born lineup as McLaughlin and head coach Bill Tobin looked to increase the popularity of hockey in the United States by promoting American hockey players. 

    In the franchise’s first game, the Blackhawks defeated the Toronto St. Patricks 4-1 in front of a crowd of 7000 people, and at the conclusion of their inaugural regular season, Chicago made their first appearance in the NHL playoffs after finishing with a 19-22-3 win-loss-tie record. However, Chicago were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Boston Bruins. 

    In the two seasons that followed, the Blackhawks combined for just 14 wins, (seven in each season) however returned to the postseason at the conclusion of the 1929-30 regular season. 

    The team got their first taste of playoff success the following year after finishing the regular season with a then franchise record 24 wins. In the 1931 playoffs Chicago defeated the Maple Leafs and Rangers, winning their first and second playoff series in franchise history and advancing to their debut Stanley Cup finals. 

    The Blackhawks went down 3-1 to the Canadiens however only had to wait another two years for their second chance at the NHL’s ultimate prize. 

    Thanks to Charlie Gardner shutting out the Red Wings in goals and Much March netting a winning goal in double overtime, the Chicago Blackhawks claimed their first Stanley Cup title in 1938, defeating Detroit 1-0 in the fourth game of the series. 

    It didn’t take long for Blackhawks to establish themselves as one of the best teams in the NHL, winning their second Stanley Cup title just four years after their first, as Chicago defeated the Maple Leafs in four games to win the 1937-1938 championship. 

    However, the following 22 years brought about a lean patch of performances on the ice for Chicago, as the Blackhawks missed the playoffs on 14 occasions and only registered two playoff series victories in that time. 

    Chicago returned to the top of the ice hockey world in 1961, overcoming a 16 year playoff series victory drought to hoist their third Stanley Cup title. 

    Over the next 49 years, the Blackhawks had numerous Hall of Famers begin and end their careers in Chicago, as the team won 13 division titles, three Presidents trophies and made 39 trips to the playoffs. However from their five appearances in the Stanley Cup finals during that time, the Blackhawks had nothing to show for it. 

    That takes us to the 2009-10 season in the National Hockey League, a season that saw Chicago record their first 50+ win season in the NHL, which is still their most successful season in the franchise’s history.  

    In the 2010 playoffs Chicago progressed to their first Stanley Cup finals appearance since 1992, after sweeping the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference Finals, improving their 2010 postseason record to an impressive 12-4. 

    In their long awaited return to the Stanley Cup finals, the Blackhawks met and defeated the Philadelphia Flyers in six games, claiming their fourth Stanley Cup title and bringing an end to what was then the second longest championship drought in the history of the NHL, 49 years (47 seasons). 

    Following their Stanley Cup success, the Blackhawks posted back to back 44+ win seasons before the 2012-13 season was shortened due to a dispute between the NHL and the NHL Players Association. 

    Once they returned from the lockout, Chicago won the Presidents’ Trophy for the fourth time after a 36-7-5 record in the shortened season. The Blackhawks carried that strong form into the playoffs advancing to a Stanley Cup finals matchup against the Boston Bruins. This marked the first time since 1979 that two teams of the Original Six had met in the Stanley Cup Finals.

    Despite trailing 2-1 with just over one minute remaining in game six, Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland scored with 1:16 and 0:58 left on the clock to help Chicago overcome the deficit and win their fifth Stanley Cup title. 

    To meet salary cap requirements, the team was drastically altered in the wake of their Stanley Cup success, however it did not deter the Blackhawks from a 46-21-15 regular season and another trip to the Western Conference Finals. 

    However, Chicago’s ambitions of back to back Stanley Cup titles was cut short by the LA Kings in Game 7 of the WCF, although their championship run was not over. 

    Following a 48-28-6 record the following year (2014-15), the Blackhawks once again faced a game seven in the Western Conference Finals, however this time they were victorious, defeating the Anaheim Ducks and advancing to the 2015 Stanley Cup finals. 

    After overcoming the Ducks, Chicago faced and defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games to win their sixth Stanley Cup championship in franchise history. 

    Following the historic run that saw them win three Stanley Cup titles in just six seasons, the Blackhawks have since not been contenders in the NHL, failing to qualify for the postseason in two of their past five seasons and winning just one Qualifying Round playoff series in that time. 

    In the 2019-20 season, Chicago had a 32–30–8 record after 68 games and were sitting at the bottom of the Central Division before the remainder of the regular season was canceled due to COVID-19. 

    Remarkably, the Blackhawks obtained a spot in the 2020 playoffs as the league opted to use a different format due to the shortened regular season. The top 12 teams in each conference (Chicago were the 12th) advanced to the postseason.

     After defeating Edmonton in the Qualifying Round Chicago advanced to the first round of the Western Conference playoffs for the first time in three years. However, the Blackhawks were then defeated by the Vegas Golden Knights in five games.

    Expert 2021 Picks & Preview on Chicago Blackhawks

    If you are a fan of the Chicago Blackhawks, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2021 season. Do the Chicago Blackhawks have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and finals in 2021? Have a read on below at SportsTips expert picks & preview on the Chicago Blackhawks.

    Preview on the Chicago Blackhawks’ Head Coach: Jeremy Colliton

    Coming into his third season as a head coach in the NHL, Jeremy Colliton currently has a 62-58-17 win-loss-overtime loss record in charge of the Chicago Blackhawks

    Prior to commencing his coaching career, Colliton had a 13 year playing career in professional hockey, including a five year career in the NHL as a member of the New York Islanders. 

    Following his retirement from professional hockey in 2014, Colliton immediately joined Mora IK (who he retired with in Sweden) as the interim head coach before signing on as the full time head coach midway through the season. 

    After winning the Swedish Hockey League in 2017, Colliton returned to the United States to take over as the head coach of the Rockford IceHogs in the American Hockey League. 

    Colliton led Rockford to the AHL conference finals after a 48-28-8 season in 2017-18 and was rewarded with the opportunity to become the 38th head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks in 2018, making him the youngest active head coach in the NHL. 

    After missing the playoffs in his first season, Colliton took Chicago to their first NHL postseason in three years after a 32-30-8 2019-20 season.

    Preview on the Chicago Blackhawks’ Key Player: Patrick Kane 

    Since entering the NHL in 2007, only Alex Ovechkin (1,080) and Sidney Crosby (1,041) have more points than Patrick Kane (1,022 points). 

    At age 31, Kane was on pace for his third career 100-point season last year, with 33 goals and 51 assists giving him 84 points in just 70 games. Given that the COVID-19 pandemic cut the NHL season short, Kane could not achieve that feat. However, the 2016 Hart trophy winner did show enough to suggest that he is still capable of competing at an MVP level. 

    With three Stanley Cup titles and a Conn Smythe trophy to his name, Kane is one of the most decorated active players in NHL in both the regular season and the playoffs. With 132 points from his 136 playoff games making him all the more valuable in the postseason. 

    Whether Chicago has the strength defensively to return to the playoffs remains to be seen, but one thing is certain, Patrick Kane is still one of the top offensive weapons in the NHL.

    Preview on the Chicago Blackhawks’ Next Best: Dominik Kubalik

    In his first season with the Blackhawks last year Dominik Kubalik put together a 30 goal 16 assist season from his 68 games. Kubalik will be an important asset for Chicago for multiple reasons. 

    Firstly, his ability to find the back of the net. Although he finished with 30 goals last season, Kubalik netted 15 goals in January of 2020 alone, showing us how damaging he can be when in form. The 25 year old could not extrapolate that form throughout the entirety of his rookie season, however it may be a taste of what’s to come. 

    Secondly, Kubalik will be on the ice more often this season and will have the opportunity to prove himself as a leader, with Blackhawks center and captain Johnathon Toews sidelined through illness. 

    Although this will be his sophomore season in the NHL, Kubalik has been playing professional hockey since 2011, making him one of the most experienced 25 year olds in the league. 

    Chicago Blackhawks Betting & Odds History

    Following their 72 point, 32 win, 30 loss and 8 overtime loss 2019-20 season, the Chicago Blackhawks finished last in the Central Division and 12th in the Western Conference. 

    Ahead of the 2021 season, the Blackhawks will be competing in the new-look Central Division that has been altered due to the pandemic restricting travel and changing the makeup of each division.

    As it stands in the preseason, Chicago (+1800) has the second worst odds to win their division, leading only Detroit (+3700). Similarly, the Blackhawks have preseason odds of +6000 to win their seventh Stanley Cup title, currently the seventh longest odds in the NHL. 

    Essentially, it is safe to say that the Chicago Blackhawks present no value to win the Stanley Cup nor the Central division in 2021, as the team is not capable of consistently defeating the heavily favored teams above them. 

    With the top four teams from each division advancing to the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs, Chicago would have to edge out either Tampa Bay (+140), Carolina (+400), Dallas (+490), Columbus (+850), Nashville (+850) or Florida (+900) in the Central Division, all of whom have vastly superior odds to win their division this season. 

    Given that Chicago finished on the bottom of their division last season and only qualified for the 2020 playoffs due a format change (due to COVID-19), the Blackhawks to miss the 2021 playoffs at -1000 is the best preseason bet for Chicago (currently +550 to make the playoffs). 

    Chicago Blackhawks FAQs

    Still got some burning questions about the Chicago Blackhawks? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully, you will find the answer you are looking for below! 

    Where do the Chicago Blackhawks play?

    The Chicago Blackhawks play their home games at the United Center

    Who owns the Chicago Blackhawks?

    The Chicago Blackhawks are owned by the Wirtz Corporation (Rocky Wirtz is the chairman). 

    Have the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup?

    The Chicago Blackhawks have won six Stanley Cups in 1933-34, 1937-38, 1960-61, 2009-10, 2012-13 and 2014-15

    Who is the Chicago Blackhawks general manager?

    Stan Bowman the manager of the Chicago Blackhawks. 

    Do the Chicago Blackhawks play tonight?

    Are you wondering if the Chicago Blackhawks are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming Chicago Blackhawks games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.

    What is the Chicago Blackhawks record?

    The Chicago Blackhawks had a 32-30-8 win-loss-overtime loss record for the 2019-20 NHL season. 

    Did the Chicago Blackhawks win last night?

    Fans of the Chicago Blackhawks are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.

    How much are the Chicago Blackhawks worth?

    According to Forbes Magazine, the Chicago Blackhawks are worth $1.085 billion. 

    Who do the Chicago Blackhawks play tonight?

    Like a lot of things in the NHL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Chicago Blackhawks play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.

    How to watch the Chicago Blackhawks?

    You can watch the Chicago Blackhawks games on TV channels like Fox Sports East and the NHL Network such as NHL.TV.

    Will the Chicago Blackhawks make the playoffs this year?

    While we do not yet know if the Chicago Blackhawks will make the playoffs this year, the Chicago Blackhawks finished 7th in the Central Division last season, advancing as far as the First Round of the playoffs, before going down 4-1 against the Vegas Golden Knights Bruins. 

    Will the Chicago Blackhawks get the 1st pick in the MLB draft?

    The Chicago Blackhawks received the 17th pick in the 2020 NHL draft and selected Lukas Reichel.

    When do the Chicago Blackhawks play?

    Chicago Blackhawks fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here at SportsTips, we list all the information you need like the time of the puck drop, location of the game and the all important NHL odds.

    Where did the Chicago Blackhawks finish the season?

    The Chicago Blackhawks finished the 2019-20 NHL season in 7th place in the Central Division and 12th place in the Eastern Conference. 

    How many games did the Chicago Blackhawks win?

    The Chicago Blackhawks won 32 games during the 2019-20 NHL season.