A brief history: Chicago Blackhawks

By:
From chicagoblackhawks.com: (link)

The Chicago Blackhawks joined the National Hockey League in 1926 as part of the League’s first wave of expansion into the U.S. Along with the Blackhawks, the Detroit Cougars (currently the Red Wings) and the New York Rangers were also part of that first wave. The team got the name the “Black Hawks” from owner Frederic McLaughlin. He was a commander with the 333rd Machine Gun Battalion of the 86th Infantry Division during World War II. The Division was nicknamed “Blackhawk Division” after Chief Blackhawk who was a prominent figure in the history of Illinois. Under the ownership of McLaughlin, the Blackhawks became the NHL’s first team with an all-American born starting lineup.

The Hawks won their first Stanley Cup in 1934, beating the Detroit Red Wings 1-0 in double overtime. They won their second Cup four years later in 1938 when they beat the Toronto Maple Leafs three games to one. That year, they made the playoffs by the skin of their teeth with a 14-25 mark -- the worst record ever of any Stanley Cup champion.

When the Hawks won their third Cup in 1961, it came as a shock to the world of hockey. The two previous years, the Canadiens beat the Hawks in the first round of the playoffs. In ’61, the Hawks shut down Montreal’s offense and went on to run through Detroit and bring home their third Stanley Cup -- they wouldn't win it again until this past season when they beat Philadelphia in six games
.



Search Archive »




Browse by Year »

2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
200
0

Browse by Month »

August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010

December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
December 0200