Three days after the Blackhawks received their lavish Stanley Cup rings, the team raised their 2014-15 Stanley Cup banner to the rafters at the United Center.
No matter how you define a dynasty, there’s no denying the Chicago Blackhawks have been among the best franchises in hockey – in all of pro sports, in fact – over the last several years. Their amazing run of recent success culminated in a Stanley Cup victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in June. On Wednesday, three days after the Blackhawks received their
lavish Stanley Cup rings, the team raised their 2014-15 Stanley Cup banner to the rafters at the United Center before taking on the Rangers.
The most recent championship was their third in the last six seasons. They also won Cups in 2010 and 2013. Six Blackhawks were part of all three recent titles: Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith, Marian Hossa, Brent Seabrook, Niklas Hjalmarsson, and Patrick Sharp. Though, Sharp was traded to the Dallas Stars in the off-season. “It’s pretty amazing to think we’ve been able to put three banners up there so far,” Toews
told NHL.com on Wednesday. “That is what you play for.” The Blackhawks now have six Stanley Cup titles overall, but will be hard-pressed to repeat in 2015-16 after an
off-season full of changes. Though, it’s hard to ever count out the Blackhawks. Regardless, now that the banner is up and rings on their fingers, the celebration ends, and the work toward another title begins.