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Blackhawks legend Bobby Hull shills for Jantzen swimwear, 1967, Chicago.

Blackhawks legend Bobby Hull shills for Jantzen swimwear, 1967, Chicago.

Bill “Dollar Bill” Wirtz in an ad for Old Fitzgerald Bourbon, photographed at the Chicago Stadium, 1973, Chicago.

Often vilified, Bill Wirtz died in 2007, passing ownership of the Blackhawks to his son Peter who then shortly after, passed leadership to his brother Rocky. 

Since taking the helm, Rocky has been credited with the revival and success of the current franchise.

Bill “Dollar Bill” Wirtz in an ad for Old Fitzgerald Bourbon, photographed at the Chicago Stadium, 1973, Chicago.

Often vilified, Bill Wirtz died in 2007, passing ownership of the Blackhawks to his son Peter who then shortly after, passed leadership to his brother Rocky.

Since taking the helm, Rocky has been credited with the revival and success of the current franchise.

The Bentley brothers (Reggie, Max and Doug), Chicago Blackhawks, 1942, Chicago.

The Bentley brothers (Reggie, Max and Doug), Chicago Blackhawks, 1942, Chicago.

Former Black Hawk (and then Bruin) Phil Esposito shares the cover with his brother, legendary Black Hawk goaltender Tony Esposito during the 1970-71 NHL season.
Go Hawks!
(note: I know that since 1986 the team name is spelled Blackhawks, previously spelled, Black Hawks. I was just entering college then, so  I’ve had a history with the old spelling. Chronologically, the spelling on this post is correct.)
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Former Black Hawk (and then Bruin) Phil Esposito shares the cover with his brother, legendary Black Hawk goaltender Tony Esposito during the 1970-71 NHL season.

Go Hawks!

(note: I know that since 1986 the team name is spelled Blackhawks, previously spelled, Black Hawks. I was just entering college then, so I’ve had a history with the old spelling. Chronologically, the spelling on this post is correct.)

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Black Hawk Keith Magnuson graces the cover of Sports Illustrated during the 1970 NHL playoffs.
Boston would go on to defeat the St. Louis Blues for the Cup.
Let’s go Hawks!!!
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Black Hawk Keith Magnuson graces the cover of Sports Illustrated during the 1970 NHL playoffs.

Boston would go on to defeat the St. Louis Blues for the Cup.

Let’s go Hawks!!!

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Blackhawks Bobby Hull and Jack Evans en route to a game, most likely Detroit, 1961, Chicago.

Blackhawks Bobby Hull and Jack Evans en route to a game, most likely Detroit, 1961, Chicago.

Bobby Hull celebrates post game, 1966, Chicago. Art Shay
Let’s go Hawks!
Not just a gratuitous beefcake photo: Hull was famously proud of his physique and when not in a Blackhawks uniform, he would take his shirt off (or more) at the drop of a hat…

Bobby Hull celebrates post game, 1966, Chicago. Art Shay

Let’s go Hawks!

Not just a gratuitous beefcake photo: Hull was famously proud of his physique and when not in a Blackhawks uniform, he would take his shirt off (or more) at the drop of a hat…

1927-28 Blackhawks, Chicago.
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1927-28 Blackhawks, Chicago.

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Stan Mikita, 1965, Chicago.

Stan Mikita, 1965, Chicago.

The Bentley brothers, all three of whom were Chicago Blackhawks, 1943, Chicago. Gordon Coster

The Bentley brothers, all three of whom were Chicago Blackhawks, 1943, Chicago. Gordon Coster

Dick Irvin, Chicago Black Hawks, 1926.
Finally…
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Dick Irvin, Chicago Black Hawks, 1926.

Finally…

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One of the first televised Blackhawks games, 1947, Chicago. Wallace Kirkland.
Doesn’t seem like winter without hockey…

One of the first televised Blackhawks games, 1947, Chicago. Wallace Kirkland.

Doesn’t seem like winter without hockey…