The Chicago Blackhawks have been a part of the NHL since 1926 when the team was
formed. They take part in the central division and the Western Conference of the league.
Throughout their history, those who buy Chicago Blackhawks tickets have seen their team
achieve plenty of success. The team has won 14 division championships, one presidents'
trophy, two conference titles, and four Stanley Cups. The most recent success for Chicago
Blackhawks tickets holders to see was in 2009-10, when the team won the Stanley Cup,
Conference title, and division titles.
The Blackhawks have had some terrific players throughout the years. Chicago Blackhawks
tickets holders have seen the likes of Glenn Hall, Denis Savard, Tony Esposito, and Stan
Mikita ply their trade for the Blackhawks. This has definitely gotten the team used to
success. In the past five seasons, the team has made the playoffs on four of those occasions.
In 2007-08 the team did not make the playoffs, but they bounced back to reach the semis in
2008-09 and finally won the Stanley Cup in 2009-10. The past two seasons have seen the
team lose in the first round of the playoffs to the Canucks and the Coyotes respectively.
The likes of Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews played key roles in the Blackhawks winning
that Stanley Cup in 2009-10. The two had just signed new multi-million dollar contracts and
repaid the team's faith with sublime performances. Chicago Blackhawks tickets holders were
treated to some incredible hockey during that season and they will not forget it for a long
Since 1994, the Chicago Blackhawks have been playing at the United Center in front of
19,717 fans. For most games the arena is a sell out, as Chicago Blackhawks tickets sell very
quickly. The playoffs are definitely the most exciting time to be in the arena, with fans
raising the roof with their cheering and chanting. The arena also hosts basketball games and
the occasional concert.
The fans of this team are definitely a unique bunch. Many individuals buy seasonal Chicago
Blackhawks tickets so they can see the team every home game. The team's mascot is
Tommy Hawk and has grown into a symbol for the team. The mascot serves his purpose of
entertaining the fans at half time and getting them pumped up before the start of a game.
The Chicago Blackhawks tickets holders are known for having their own special fight song.
The chant, "Here Come The Hawks" has gained fame throughout the NHL. The fans also
enjoy the portion of a game when national anthems are sung, with most fans cheering and
singing along as loudly as possible. All of this ensures Chicago Blackhawks tickets buyers will
enjoy a unique atmosphere at home games.
The best part about these fans is how loyal they remained to their team in a period of
relatively little success. When they won the Stanley Cup in 1961, most fans felt that another
would follow in the coming years. Incidentally, it was 49 years later in 2010 that the drought
was finally broken. That is the second longest Stanley Cup drought in NHL history. However,
fans did not stop attending games and cheering for their team. Eventually, their support was
12-2-13: The Blackhawks played four games in six days, all on the road, and won them all this week. That’s why they have the best overall record in the NHL. Few teams in the NHL can rival and match the depth and quality of the Chicago attack up front. The Hawks have 12 players in double-digit point totals right now, and five with more than 20 points. Patrick Kane leads all Chicago forwards with 16 goals, 14 assists, for 30 points in 28 games played.
11-25-13: Chicago currently sits only one point back in the Western Conference behind Anaheim, and picked up two victories this past week. They dismantled the Jets, 6-3, last Thursday and squeaked by the Canucks 2-1. Their lone loss though was a disappointing one as they fell to the upstart Avalanche 5-1. It’s time for people to consider Jonathan Toews in the same breath as Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin. Toews is second on the team in scoring with 23 points and is the Hawks best overall player. Heck, he maybe the NHL’s best overall player.
11-18-13: The Hawks had a pretty good week despite getting throttled by Nashville 7-2. Chicago toppled the Coyotes in a shootout and beat the Sharks 5-1 in a lopsided affair. Remember when I wrote a few week’s back about Patrick Kane being a minus-nine? Well, Kane is a plus-six in his last six games and has four goals and 11 points during that stretch. Kane is riding a seven game point streak and the Hawks have the league’s best overall record.
11-12-13: The Blackhawks are starting to play like the defending Stanley Cup Champions they are. They posted three wins this past week over Dallas, Winnipeg, and Edmonton. The Blackhawks record away from the United Center is an impressive 5-1-1. They are also an impressive 7-1-3 in the Madhouse on Madison. Their plus-17 goal differential is good for fourth in the Western Conference. Chicago may want to think about acquiring a capable backup goalie for Corey Crawford as Nikolai Khabibulin appears to have lost his game.
11-5-13: The Blackhawks netted seven out of a possible eight points this week. Their only blemish came to the hands of Reto Berra and the Calgary Flames who beat the Hawks 3-2 Sunday in overtime. Patrick Kane’s minus-9 rating is an embarrassment. Offensively, Kane has been doing what he always does registering eight goals and five assists for 13 points in 15 games played. Defensively, Kane has been a ghost and hasn’t played well at all.
10-29-13: A shootout win and an overtime loss to the NHL’s Florida teams doesn’t bode well for a team that has high aspirations this year. Corey Crawford looked shaky in goal in a 5-3 home loss to the Minnesota Wild. The Hawks are tops in the league in score-close Corsi, which means they outshoot their opponents better than anyone else in the league when the game is still in question. Patrick Kane’s minus-9 is a glaring concern.
10-21-13: The Hawks have only one regulation loss in eight games played thus far. Head coach Joel Quenneville continues to change his lineup night in and night out to generate more offense. Chicago has only given up eight goals in their last five games. They have also outshot their opponents by an 8.6 average per game. The scary thing about the Hawks is Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, and Patrick Sharp have yet to find their scoring touch. Watch out NHL when they do.
10-14-13: The Hawks are still the team to beat until someone knocks them off. They wrapped up a four point weekend with wins against the Islanders and Sabres. Jonathan Toews is off to another strong start this season. The captain has two goals, and two assists in the Hawks’ first five games. The second line center spot has been a question mark though for Chicago. Rookie Brandon Pirri was recalled from Rockford of the AHL and replaced Jimmy Hayes before the Sabres games last Friday.
10-7-13: On banner raising night, Chicago defeated the Washington Capitals 6-4 in a wildly entertaining affair. They encountered a bit of a letdown suffering a 3-2 shootout loss to Tampa Bay. They are still the best team in the west conference until someone proves otherwise. Niklas Hjalmarsson and Johnny Oduya have been rocks on the backend.
9-4-13: NHL.com has the Chicago Blackhawks as favorites to repeat their 2013 Stanley Cup Championship in 2013-14 due to their stability, but it’s proven difficult in the modern NHL.
The Blackhawks have made minor changes to their championship roster. Goaltender, Ray Emery is gone, Nikoli Khabibulin is in. Right Wing, Michael Frolik is gone, as well as, Dave Bolland who scored the cup-clinching goal in game 6. Coach, Joel Quenville hopes that keeping his core satisfies the formula enough to take another shot at a historical season and potentially open the season with another 24 game non-regulation loss streak and ultimately a repeat Stanley Cup Championship.
The realignment looks to be in favor of Chicago, now that Detroit has moved to the east. The St. Louis Blues and Minnesota Wild are the biggest threat to Chicago’s dynasty, and the Dallas Stars and Winnipeg Jets are itching to prove themselves just as elite to compete with the Windy City warriors.
8-3-13: The Blackhawks have ageed on a three-year extension for head coach Joel Quenneville.
Blackhawks 2013 NHL Draft Summary
Pick #30: Ryan Hartman, RW
Pick #51: Carl Dahlstrom, D
Pick #74: John Hayden, C
Pick #111: Robin Norell, D
Pick #121: Tyler Motte, C
Pick #134: Luke Johnson, C
Pick #181: Anthony Louis, C
Pick #211: Robin Press, D
6-25-13: The Chicago Blackhawks have won the 2013 Stanley Cup defeating the Boston Bruins 4 games to 2. In game 6 the Blackhawks scored twice in final 76 seconds -- 17 seconds apart -- to win 3-2.