The NHL announced today that the Chicago Blackhawks were the Franchise of the Decade and you bet your sweet ass they were! 

3 Stanley Cups, the rise of absolute legends, 459-275-100 record *and counting. I can go on and on about stats and highlights but this team was so much deeper than that.

I love the Hawks, win or lose, but the 2010s Blackhawks hit different.

Watch this video and tell me you don’t feel old.

Not only were they great players and tough sons of bitches to beat, but they also had style, swagger, and personality. You had studs like Marian Hossa, Patrick Sharp, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Ray Emery, and young Brandon Saad

The personality came from Dustin Byfuglien, young Andrew Shaw, Scott Darling, Bryan Bickell, and the beginnings of Bredman Artemi Panarin.

WHO CAN FORGET MY MANZ Adam Burish! Prank kiiiinngg!

Can’t forget John Scott either:

In this decade, we saw the true rise of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Brent Seabrook, Duncan Keith, and Corey Crawford. To this day they’re still fighting to bring glory back to Chicago hockey.

This was the team that got me into hockey. Their charisma both on and off the ice was electric. On the ice, the team was non stop and we didn’t know how to lose. Even when things started to crumble, things never felt that bad.

Now, we’re obviously in a bad place but the legacies that this team built up still live on in the halls of the UC and in every Blackhawks shirt around the city. The Hawks went from zero to hero this decade and I’m proud to call them my team.

I do miss winning but I guess I’ll take what I can get. Go Hawks!


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