Blackhawks uniform voted greatest in NHL history


Blackhawks uniform voted greatest in NHL history

The fans have spoken.

After racking up nearly six million votes from Nov. 28 to Dec. 31, the Blackhawks were selected as having the greatest uniform in league history, according to a recent poll.

The sweater was originally designed in 1956 by Dorothy Ivan, who was the wife of then-team president and general manager Tommy Ivan, but there was a slight update made for the 1959-60 season and it has since remained the same for the most part. Here's a photo gallery of the jersey over the years.

“If you line up NHL jerseys, the Blackhawks stand out," Blackhawks legend Tony Esposito said. "I don’t know why, the color maybe? The big Native American head? It’s clear, it’s precise, it’s not helter-skelter. Maybe that’s what I like, the clarity of it. The red (home) jersey is so bright, and I think that’s what makes it stand out."

Said current Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews: "I think everyone always has viewed the logo as a classic logo that's timeless, almost, and obviously that has a lot to do with the history and tradition of an Original Six franchise. It's special for me to play in a city like Chicago, where there's that history of great players and teams that have won Stanley Cups and then you add the fact that they have that traditional look on the ice and you kind of get that excitement every time you wear the jersey."

The Hartford Whalers (1979-92) finished second in the voting, followed by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks (1993-2006). The Quebec Nordiques (1979-95) and Minnesota North Stars (1978-81) rounded out the top 5.

Check out the full Top 25 list here.

Podcast: Which Blackhawks could be on the move before trade deadline?


Podcast: Which Blackhawks could be on the move before trade deadline?

On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Adam Burish and Pat Boyle discuss which Blackhawks could be on the trading block and what players are building blocks for the Hawks future.

Burish also shares a couple memorable trade deadline days and his “near” return to the Blackhawks in 2012. Plus, he makes his bold trade deadline prediction for the Hawks.

Listen to the full Blackhawks Talk Podcast right here:

Blackhawks ban four ejected fans from future home games

Blackhawks ban four ejected fans from future home games

The Blackhawks have banned the four fans — who were ejected from Saturday's game against the Washington Capitals for their racist remarks towards Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly — from future home games.

On Monday, a Blackhawks spokesperson released this statement:

We have contacted the select individuals involved in the incident on Saturday to notify them that they are no longer welcome at our home games. Racist comments and other inappropriate behavior are not tolerated by the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Blackhawks also wanted to remind fans that they can alert security at the United Center by texting the following to 69050: UCASSIST <SPACE> followed by the seating section, row and a brief description of the issue.