Chicago Sports: Five greatest moments since 1990

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Chicago Blackhawks Patrick Kane
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Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup for the first time in 49 years

“We want to win the Stanley Cup” were words that seemed unrealistic from Patrick Kane in his early days in the NHL. The Chicago Blackhawks, before their dynasty, were one of the most pathetic franchises in all of the sports. They were by far the least impressive team in Chicago and some non-professional teams outdrew them. They didn’t even broadcast home games on television at one point. It was easy to see why nobody cared at the time.

Then, some amazing things happen that ultimately led to one goal. It started when the won the Draft Lottery in 2007. They were able to select Patrick Kane with the first overall pick. That was one year after selecting Jonathan Toews with the third overall pick. They combined with Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, and Marian Hossa for the best core groups in team history.

The greatest moment they produced for Chicago sports since 1990 was probably their greatest moment in franchise history. Patrick Kane scored in overtime of game six of the Stanley Cup Final to give Chicago their first championship in 49 years. It was a weird goal that saw Kane be the only person in the building that knew the puck was in the net. His huge goal was the biggest goal the team ever scored and should be celebrated as such.