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|Updated||October 16, 2013|
Do you love the Chicago Blackhawks? The Chicago Hockey Rush is now available to you for FREE but for a *Limited Time*! Now you can catch the Chicago Blackhawks game!
Features of this app include:
* Chicago Blackhawks News
* Chicago Blackhawks Videos
* Chicago Blackhawks Photos
* Fan Wall
* Chicago Blackhawks Shop
* Talk Smack Against Other Teams
* Connect Easily With Mobile Rush
* NHL Scores
* NHL Standings
* Chicago Blackhawks Schedule
* Chicago Blackhawks Roster
* and MORE!
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The history of the Chicago Blackhawks from Wikipedia.
The Chicago Blackhawks (spelled as Black Hawks before 1986, and known colloquially as the Hawks) are a professional ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). They are the Stanley Cup Champions and have won five Stanley Cup championships since their founding in 1926. The Blackhawks are one of the Original Six NHL teams (the only one in the Western Conference or the Central Time Zone), along with the Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins and New York Rangers. Since 1994 the Blackhawks have played their home games at the United Center after having spent 65 years playing at Chicago Stadium.
The Chicago Black Hawks joined the NHL in 1926 as part of the league's first wave of expansion into the United States. They were one of three American teams added that year, along with the Detroit Cougars (now the Detroit Red Wings) and New York Rangers, and as of the 2013-14 season, they will be the only Original Six team in the Western Conference of the NHL. Most of the Hawks' original players came from the Portland Rosebuds of the Western Hockey League (originally the Regina Capitals of the Western Canada Hockey League), which had folded the previous season.
The team's first owner was coffee tycoon Frederic McLaughlin, who outbid grain magnate James E. Norris for the franchise. McLaughlin had been a commander with the 333rd Machine Gun Battalion of the 86th Infantry Division during World War I. This Division was nicknamed the “Blackhawk Division”, after a Native American of the Sauk nation, Black Hawk, who was a prominent figure in the history of Illinois. McLaughlin evidently named the hockey team in honor of the military unit, making it one of many sports team names using Native Americans as icons. For many years, the name was spelled “Black Hawks.” This ambiguity was finally settled in the summer of 1986 when the club officially decided on the one-word version based on the spelling found in the original franchise documents.
McLaughlin took a very active role in running the team despite having no background in the sport. For most of his tenure as owner, he served as his own general manager. He was also very interested in promoting American hockey players, then very rare in professional hockey. 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.
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