Chicago Blackhawks

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The Chicago Blackhawks (spelled Black Hawks until 1986, and known colloquially as the Hawks) are a professional ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois.wikipedia
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The Blackhawks are one of the "Original Six" NHL teams along with the Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins and New York Rangers.
It is also an Original Six franchise, along with the Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs.

Chicago Bulls

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Since, the club's home rink is the United Center, which they share with the National Basketball Association's Chicago Bulls.
The Bulls play their home games at the United Center, an arena on Chicago's west side shared with the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Original Six

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The Blackhawks are one of the "Original Six" NHL teams along with the Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins and New York Rangers.
These six teams are the Boston Bruins, Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, and the Toronto Maple Leafs, all of which are still active franchises in the league.

New York Rangers

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The Blackhawks are one of the "Original Six" NHL teams along with the Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins and New York Rangers. The Black Hawks began play in the 1926–27 season, along with fellow expansion franchises the Detroit Cougars (now the Detroit Red Wings) and New York Rangers.
Founded in 1926 by Tex Rickard, the Rangers are one of the Original Six teams that competed in the NHL before its 1967 expansion, along with the Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs.

Chicago Stadium

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The club had previously played for 65 years at Chicago Stadium. For the 1928–29 season, the Black Hawks were originally slated to play in the new Chicago Stadium, but due to construction delays and a dispute between McLaughlin and Chicago Stadium promoter Paddy Harmon, they instead divided their time between the Coliseum, the Detroit Olympia, and the Peace Bridge Arena in Fort Erie, Ontario.
It was the home of the National Hockey League's Chicago Blackhawks and the National Basketball Association's Chicago Bulls.

United Center

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Since, the club's home rink is the United Center, which they share with the National Basketball Association's Chicago Bulls.
It is home to the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL), named after its corporate sponsor, United Airlines.

Rocky Wirtz

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In 2007, the club came under the control of Rocky Wirtz, who is credited with turning around the organization, which had lost fan interest and competitiveness.
William Rockwell "Rocky" Wirtz (born October 5, 1952) is the owner of the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks.

Detroit Red Wings

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The Blackhawks are one of the "Original Six" NHL teams along with the Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins and New York Rangers. The Black Hawks began play in the 1926–27 season, along with fellow expansion franchises the Detroit Cougars (now the Detroit Red Wings) and New York Rangers. At first, the Norris ownership was as part of a syndicate fronted by long-time executive Bill Tobin, and the team languished in favor of the Norris-owned Detroit Red Wings.
However, the Chicago Black Hawks defeated the Red Wings in the Finals, winning the best-of-five series in four games to claim their first title.

National Hockey League

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They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL).
The Chicago Black Hawks and Detroit Cougars (later Red Wings) were also added after the league purchased the assets of the defunct WCHL.

1926–27 Chicago Black Hawks season

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The Black Hawks began play in the 1926–27 season, along with fellow expansion franchises the Detroit Cougars (now the Detroit Red Wings) and New York Rangers.
The 1926–27 Chicago Black Hawks season was the team's first season.

Bill Tobin (ice hockey)

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At first, the Norris ownership was as part of a syndicate fronted by long-time executive Bill Tobin, and the team languished in favor of the Norris-owned Detroit Red Wings.
He was a senior executive with the Chicago Black Hawks for the team's first 36 years of existence, also serving as coach for parts of two seasons.

Frederic McLaughlin

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The club's original owner was Frederic McLaughlin, who owned the club until his death in 1944.
He was the first owner of the Chicago Black Hawks National Hockey League (NHL) ice hockey team.

James E. Norris

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After the senior James E. Norris died in 1952, the Norris assets were spread among family members and James D. Norris became owner.
He also had significant ownership interests in the Chicago Black Hawks and the New York Rangers.

Toronto Maple Leafs

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The Blackhawks are one of the "Original Six" NHL teams along with the Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins and New York Rangers. They stunned the Canadiens and New York Americans on overtime goals in the deciding games of both semi-final series, advancing to the 1938 Stanley Cup Finals against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Maple Leafs debuted at their new arena, Maple Leaf Gardens, with a 2–1 loss to the Chicago Black Hawks on November 12, 1931.

Curse of Muldoon

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The Curse of Muldoon was born – although Coleman admitted years after the fact that he had fabricated the whole incident – and became one of the first widely-known sports "curses."
The Curse of Muldoon was an alleged curse that supposedly prevented the Chicago Black Hawks (the team's name at the time) of the National Hockey League from finishing in first place, either in their division or, from 1938 to 1967, in the single-division NHL.

1926–27 NHL season

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However, they lost the 1927 first-round playoff series to the Boston Bruins.
The league added three new teams: the Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Cougars and New York Rangers, to make a total of ten, split in two divisions.

1928–29 Chicago Black Hawks season

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For the 1928–29 season, the Black Hawks were originally slated to play in the new Chicago Stadium, but due to construction delays and a dispute between McLaughlin and Chicago Stadium promoter Paddy Harmon, they instead divided their time between the Coliseum, the Detroit Olympia, and the Peace Bridge Arena in Fort Erie, Ontario.
The 1928–29 Chicago Black Hawks season was the team's third season of play.

Mike Karakas

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Several of them, including Doc Romnes, Taffy Abel, Alex Levinsky, Mike Karakas, and Cully Dahlstrom, become staples with the club, and under McLaughlin, the Black Hawks were the first NHL team with an all-American-born lineup.
Karakas played six full seasons and parts of two others with the Chicago Black Hawks and appeared in two Stanley Cup Finals, winning once.

Johnny Gottselig

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By 1931, with goal-scorer Johnny Gottselig, Cy Wentworth on defense, and Charlie Gardiner in goal, the Hawks reached their first Stanley Cup Final, but fizzled in the final two games against the Montreal Canadiens.
Johannes “Johnny” Gottselig (June 24, 1905 – May 15, 1986) was a professional ice hockey left winger who played 17 seasons for the Chicago Black Hawks of the National Hockey League (NHL) between 1928 and 1946.

1930–31 NHL season

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By 1931, with goal-scorer Johnny Gottselig, Cy Wentworth on defense, and Charlie Gardiner in goal, the Hawks reached their first Stanley Cup Final, but fizzled in the final two games against the Montreal Canadiens.
The Montreal Canadiens beat the Chicago Black Hawks three games to two in a best-of-five Stanley Cup final for their second consecutive Cup win.

Central Division (NHL)

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They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL).

1937–38 NHL season

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In 1938, the Black Hawks had a record of 14–25–9, almost missing the playoffs.
The Chicago Black Hawks were the Stanley Cup winners as they beat the Toronto Maple Leafs three games to one in the final series.

1938 Stanley Cup Finals

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They stunned the Canadiens and New York Americans on overtime goals in the deciding games of both semi-final series, advancing to the 1938 Stanley Cup Finals against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The 1938 Stanley Cup Finals was a best-of-five series between the Chicago Black Hawks and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

1934 Stanley Cup Finals

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However, two years later, Gardiner led his team to victory by shutting out the Detroit Red Wings in the final game of the Stanley Cup Finals; Mush March scored the winning goal in double-overtime as the Hawks beat Detroit 1-0.
The 1934 Stanley Cup Finals was contested by the Chicago Black Hawks and the Detroit Red Wings.

Cully Dahlstrom

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Several of them, including Doc Romnes, Taffy Abel, Alex Levinsky, Mike Karakas, and Cully Dahlstrom, become staples with the club, and under McLaughlin, the Black Hawks were the first NHL team with an all-American-born lineup.
Carl Sidney "Cully" Dahlstrom (July 3, 1912 – December 19, 1998) was an American professional ice hockey center who played eight seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Chicago Black Hawks.