Detroit Red Wings

The Chicago Blackhawks Are The Worst Team In The NHL


Being of stout mind and spirit, (and a native of the Detroit area/Michigan in general), we’ve all come to know and love that the Red Wings are, arguably, the best team in the NHL. Coming up tomorrow is the start of their Semi-final series against the Chicago Blackhawks. With so much hype surrounding the performance they had in the regular season, no one’s taken a minute to really pick apart and digest the team as a whole, which really, isn’t as great as everyone makes them out to be. Let’s take a look at five of the reasons why the ‘Hawks are the WORST team in the NHL.

 Scroll through our gallery

[imagebrowser id=5]


Fluke streaks and fortuitous luck make not a great team. You need long-term consistency, a plethora of memorable legends and tales of success, and you need wide, devout base of fans to back you the entire way. Such is the story of the Red Wings, who have always had a rabid fan-base, even outshining and out-cheering teams in their own arenas, still to this day. Fans that hop on and off the wagon when their team is playing well or badly, respectively, are not supporting their team. They’re supporting their own selfish egos by giving themselves something to talk about and feel good about. But once the success fades, so do the faces.

On that note, with the 2nd round starting tomorrow night, I leave you with a resounding LET’S GO RED WINGS!

-Nathan Webb

About Nathan Webb

Profile photo of Nathan Webb

Work by day, hockey by night. I write purely from a fan's perspective. I've been an avid Wings fan for as long as I can remember, and win or lose, praise or critique, I always support my team. Stevie Y will always be the best, and the Avs will always be the strongest of rivals.

Recommended for you


  1. Andrew Dirn

    May 14, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Cause they’re gonna wipe their asses with us?

  2. Matt Towers

    May 14, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    You can say any team has bandwagon fans!! yes, even Detroit!! Remember when the Tigers would draw under 10,000 midweek when they were losing 100 games each year??

  3. Detroit Sports Nation

    May 14, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    No Matt, and neither should you. They are winning now. Shh.

  4. Josh Hendrickson

    May 14, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    No matter how this series ends up it is going to be a hard hitting series go wings

  5. Ken Schmidhuber

    May 14, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Who left the door open? Geez! Towers wiggled through again!

  6. Ken Schmidhuber

    May 14, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    LOL….get outta here Tom! :P

  7. Tom Pastewka

    May 14, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Nate the bandwagon fan might come by and say “must pay” lol!

  8. Cindy Davidson

    May 14, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    @ Tom Pastewka: The Red Wings don’t suck, you suck!!

  9. Ken Schmidhuber

    May 14, 2013 at 8:22 pm


  10. Paul Calverley

    May 14, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Come on, nothing better than Eric Munson, Nate Cornejo, and gold glove center fielder Jose Macias. 8 dollar seats gets ya 2 hot dogs, 2 cokes and moving to a seat behind 3rd bag.

  11. Tom Pastewka

    May 14, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    No Cindy, we are the #1 seed. Enjoy losing. Best of luck Ken :-)

  12. Ken Schmidhuber

    May 14, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Tom is my buddy from Chicago….he’s just here looking to tweak Wings fans…LOL

  13. Paul Calverley

    May 14, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Let em have his fun Cindy… Hockey was dead in Chicago like 10 yrs ago. Welcome back to the league Tom

  14. Leonard Standler

    May 14, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Black hawk down and out wings fire the puck hawks suck like a kirby

  15. Edward Juntunen III

    May 14, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Here’s my list of why they are the worst: chicago, chicago, chicago, chicago, and chicago. Nuff said.

  16. Levi Mason

    May 15, 2013 at 12:15 am

    I can only think of Hossa but maybe there is more

  17. Billy too

    May 15, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Detroit is jealous that they aren’t the top team in the country by now!

  18. chijim222

    May 15, 2013 at 9:45 am

    It seems that everyone who knows more than a little about hockey is saying one of the Hawks’ strengths is the depth of their scoring. And anyone who can count knows the Blackhawks went 28  consecutive years, from 1969-70 to 1996-97, with playoff appearances. I can see why someone as classy as Marian Hossa would leave you after one year.

  19. Dominik Lamacz

    May 15, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Classy fans dont hate on other teams

  20. James Grzelka

    May 15, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    You never seen a true rivalry, have you Dominik?

  21. Dominik Lamacz

    May 15, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    You still should respect other players and teams. No matter how bad the rivalry is

  22. Mike Jones

    May 15, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    thats right

  23. Nate'n Webb

    May 15, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    I remember back when I was a young’n during the Wings/Avs rivalry, guys used to get the snot beat out of them just for WALKING AROUND in an Avs jersey. This is a mild rivalry compared to that.

  24. James Noland

    May 15, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    This article is pointless. I appreciate the attempt at making the Blackhawks look bad, but this article does the opposite. First of all, Hossa finally won a cup with the Blackhawks, and since when is keeping the core of your team together a bad thing? The Blackhawks suck, but not for the reasons listed in this article. Go Wings.

  25. Mitchell Myers

    May 15, 2013 at 1:07 pm


  26. AlecHiggins

    May 15, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    The worst attribute of the ‘Hawks is definitely their fanbase. The people of Chicago and the surrounding area are the most pretentious, pompous, sad little beings that have ever lived.

    • Billy too

      May 15, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      AlecHiggins At least the Hawk fans don’t have to throw sea animals on the ice to show how proud they are!

  27. Detroit Sports Nation

    May 15, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    A lot of in depth scientific analysis went into this article, it’s totally legit. I’ll respect the other guys after the playoffs are over.

  28. Derrick L. Davis

    May 15, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Well…. I’ve not been there, so I can’t truthfully cosign this one. However their hockey team sure does . LGRW ! ! !!!

  29. Matt Zavislak

    May 15, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    yes they do

  30. Mike Jones

    May 15, 2013 at 1:22 pm


  31. Darwin Ponfil

    May 15, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    How did “hockeytown” like that 7-1 thrashing on Easter Sunday? Howard got scored on by two AHLers that game! Don’t talk if you can’t back it up, I look forward to seeing the Wings get knocked out in 5 & I’m a Wings/Hawks fan…

  32. James Noland

    May 15, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    You can’t be a “Wings/Hawks” fan. That doesn’t even make any sense. The articles pointless, but you are an idiot.

  33. Detroit Sports Nation

    May 15, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    No such thing as a Wings/Hawks fan. Pick a side.

  34. Darwin Ponfil

    May 15, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    My entire family lives in or near Detroit, they all love the wings/lions/tigers/Pistons/ect.. I grew up with the Wings but I always liked the Hawks. I live in green bay, bleed green & gold, love the Pistons & Absolutely love the Chicago Blackhawks.

  35. Jason Guerriero Jr

    May 15, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Everything about Chicago sucks

  36. Darwin Ponfil

    May 15, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    I don’t think you’ve seen the Blackhawks play this year then^

  37. James Grzelka

    May 15, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Darwin, the fact you said you’re a fan of both, makes you in reality not a fan of either.

  38. Darwin Ponfil

    May 15, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    I’ve been to tons of Wings games as a child, & plenty of Hawks games. I have 3 Red Wings Jerseys (Kronwall, Yzerman, Rafalski) & 5 Hawks (Roenick, Toews, Kane, Browuer, Crawford) It’s ok to be both but I have to side with the hawks this year.

  39. Darwin Ponfil

    May 15, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    The fact that you are too stubborn to realize that the Hawks will win the series makes me feel bad for all the red wings hopefull. All you can do is hope that your sieve doesn’t allow too many goals.

  40. Jordan West

    May 15, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    I understand hating on the team you are playing, but seriously…terrible article. 4 10+ goal scorers? Wings have 5. Hossa left because we decided to sign Franzen instead, which was an awful choice IMO. Babcock won the cup in his 3rd season with Detroit. You can say that it isn’t supposed to be taken seriously, but that doesn’t excuse a poorly written article.

  41. Tom Bond

    May 15, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Blackhawks fans have been “Buckeyed”. You get beat down for years and years, and now that you’re good, everyone else sucks. Typical classless fan mentality. No respect for the rivalry and no respect for the other team.

  42. Dan Rushing

    May 17, 2013 at 7:19 am

    Thanks for Hossa !!…can we have ducksoup next ?