Chicago Blackhawks Speech Essay

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The Chicago Blackhawks 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 have won four Stanley Cup Championships and fourteen division titles since their founding in 1926. Since 1994, the
Blackhawks have played their home games at the United Center afterhaving spent 65 years playing at Chicago Stadium.Currently, they are the defending Stanley Cup champions,having defeated the
Philadelphia Flyers at the conclusion of their 2009–10 season.

The Chicago Blackhawks joined the NHL in 1926

The team's first owner was coffee tycoon Frederic McLaughlin, who outbid grain magnate James E. Norris for the
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Rocky named John Mcdonough
(the former president of the cubs) president of the Blackhawks

The Blackhawks finished the 2008-2009 regular season in second place in their division, with a record of 46-24-12, putting them in fourth place in the Western Conference with 104 points. The Blackhawks clinched a playoff berth for the first time since the 2001-02 season with a 3-1 win over Nashville on April 3.

On April 8, with a shootout loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Blackhawks clinched their first 100-point season in 17 years. The Blackhawks beat the fifth-seeded Calgary Flames in six games to advance to the Western Conference Semifinals for the first time since 1996.[26] The team proceeded to defeat the third-seeded Vancouver Canucks in six games.[27] The Blackhawks played the then Stanley Cup champions, the Detroit Red Wings, for the Western Conference Championship. They lost the series to the Red Wings in five games.

The Blackhawks made the playoffs for the second consecutive season with a regular season record of 52-22-8. They defeated the Nashville Predators in six