Yes, we know that this is taking a while!
As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team. That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity. As such, we are very happy to present our pre-2021-22 revision of our top 50 Chicago Blackhawks.
As for all of our top 50 players in hockey we look at the following:
1. Advanced Statistics.
2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NHL.
3. Playoff accomplishments.
4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet.
Please note, that this is our first revision in in the last three years, and it has generated two new entries.
As always, we present our top five immediately:
1. Stan Mikita
2. Bobby Hull
3. Patrick Kane
4. Glenn Hall
5. Duncan Keith
You can find the entire list here.
There are no changes in the top five, despite Kane being at #3. This was the same spot he was at three years ago, and while he is closing on Hull, he is not quite there yet. Keith, who is now with Edmonton, was #5 last time, but was unable to supplant Hall for #4.
Recently retired Goalie, Corey Crawford, enters the list at #26. We erroneously left Crawford off our inaugural top 50.
Left Wing, Brandon Saad, comes in at #50.
We welcome your input and comments and as always, we thank you for your support.