Chicago Blackhawks stories from the SI Vault

• The Handsome Hero Of The Hawks By Kenneth Rudeen, November 14, 1960 That's blond Bobby Hull, hottest shot of hockey's hungriest team, who at 21 is league scoring champion and one of the game's brightest stars.

• The Black Hawks' No. 2 Tries Harder By William Leggett, January 31, 1966 Stan Mikita is no Bobby Hull, but as the second best player on the Hawks team he is determined to get Chicago its first NHL championship.

• Hockey's Turn To Wage A War By Mark Mulvoy, June 19, 1972 Following the example of other pro sports, an upstart league is betting $2 million it can swipe Bobby Hull from the established NHL and hack it out on the ice in a test of the continent's hockey hunger.

• No Squawks From The Hawks By Jack Fallas, November 15, 1982 New Coach Orval Tessier has cleaned up Chicago's old riot act -- and how.

A Center Who Deserves Attention By Bob Kravitz, March 17, 1986 Chicago Blackhawk Troy Murray has suddenly emerged as one of the NHL's biggest two-way stars.

No Mere Mr. Nice Guy By Jay Greenberg, May 14, 1990 Blackhawk coach Mike Keenan isn't popular, but his team keeps winning.

Blast From The Past By E.M. Swift, October 7, 1991 Jeremy Roenick, Chicago's fiery young center, is a throwback.

Sweeping Change By Jon Scher, June 1, 1992 By turning the other cheek, the revamped Blackhawks whipped the Oilers in four games to win the Campbell Conference title.

• On Top Again By Austin Murphy, April 3, 1995 Bernie Nicholls of the Chicago Blackhawks has endured tragedy on his way back to NHL eminence.

Blackhawks Down By Michael Farber, March 1, 2004 Where have you gone, Stan Mikita? Bad management has made a once-beloved NHL franchise irrelevant in Chicago.

Captain Serious By Michael Farber, October 26, 2009 If it's hijinks you want, forget it. But at 21 Jonathan Toews has the skill, the grit and the determined demeanor to lead the Blackhawks to the Cup. No foolin'.

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