As one of the Original Six teams that formed the NHL, the Chicago Blackhawks have a long and illustrious history that's filled with bright moments of playoff success. The Blackhawks have made the playoffs 56 times over their history, captured 15 division championships and have won four Stanley Cups.
The Blackhawks have seen 46 Hall of Famers wear the red and black, perhaps none more important than Stan Mikita, who was part of the franchise for 22 years and played an important role in their 1961 championship. Other stars such as Bobby Hull, Tony Esposito and Glenn Hall have also won over the hearts and loyalty of Blackhawks fans.
While the teams of the '60s were certainly something to behold, it was the Blackhawks' 2010 championship that was completely unexpected. With the clutch scoring of Tomas Kopecky and Dustin Byfuglien and the precision passing of Jonathan Toews, the Blackhawks overwhelmed the Philadelphia Flyers and triumphed in six games.
The afterglow of the Blackhawks championship in 2010 was certainly sweet for the fans, and they are eager to add yet another banner to the rafters in the United Center.
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