Here Come the Hawks!

7 a.m. outside WGN Studio, ready for the Blackhawks parade!

7 a.m. outside WGN Studio, ready for the Blackhawks parade!

On October 15, 2008, the Chicago Blackhawks started a new franchise era when they hired Joel Quenneville as the new head coach.

When Quenneville replaced former head coach and hall of famer Denis Savard nobody could have predicted the two

Stanley Cup Championships in three years or the outstanding turnout for Hawks players in the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

In ’08 the team already had players like Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp, Brent Seabrook and Patrick Kane, but the team was missing a coach to seal the deal. The 2007-08 season left the Hawks with 40 wins and 32 losses. Sure, Corey Crawford was in the net but if pieces are missing, the puzzle is not complete. The next year the team won 46 and lost 24.

The 2009-10 season the Hawks won 52 games and lost 22, this was the year the Stanley Cup found a home in the Windy City. The team went to the playoffs the next season and when it came time to play 2012-13 the team broke the record for consecutive points to start off a season.

Ever since Coach Q showed up the team has been on top of their game, and are not being counted out of playoff contention. The Blackhawks may even be the first team to win back-to-back championships in the salary cap era.


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