Originally posted on Sports Mockery  |  Last updated 7/18/14
Posted to Chicago BlackhawksThe whole ‘bandwagon fan’ phenomenon in Chicago may never fade, even though it should. The Chicago Blackhawks franchise suffered through years of misery leading up to the drafting of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, and those fans who stuck with the Blackhawks the whole way seem to look down upon ‘new’ Blackhawks fans. Whether they should or shouldn’t, it happens.  Therefore, here are 10 facts about the Chicago Blackhawks that most ‘bandwagon fans’ won’t know. _____ #10. The team name from 1926 to 1986 was two words. Black Hawks. It was changed to Blackhawks in the summer of ’86 when some original documents were found with it being one word. #9. The Blackhawks were the first NHL team to average more than 20,000 fans per game attendance in 1994, when they averaged 20,818 in the brand new United Center. #8. The original team logo was designed by Irene Castle. Irene was the wife of the team’s first owner and coffee tycoon, Frederic McLaughlin. #7. On March 4,1941 Chicago goaltender Sam Lo Presti made an incredible 80 saves against the Boston Bruins. Even more incredible, the Blackhawks lost the game, 3-2. #6. Kind of hard to believe, but Mr. Wirtz wanted to protect his “season reservation holders” in 2001-2002. Therefore, the Hawks were the only team (besides the Montreal Expos) in the 4 major professional sports who did not televise their home games that season. 156 total views, 156 views today The post 10 Facts About the Chicago Blackhawks Bandwagon Fans Won’t Know appeared first on ✶ Sports Mockery ✶ Chicago ✶.
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