On Tuesday, the Blackhawks released a 6-disc DVD Collector’s Set called “The Chicago Blackhawks Great Moments and Classic Games”. On it, you’ll find various moments from Blackhawks lore. Unfortunately, the games they chose to include are ones that no one really wants to see or relive again.
The one cool thing–the final 14 minutes of Game 6 of the 1961 Stanley Cup Finals. Also known as the last time the Hawks won the Cup. That’s got to be awesome to watch.
And that’s it. You’re basically paying $40.00 for 14 minutes of a game. Whoever selected the games to be included in the set biffed it big time. Let’s break it down.
- Who wants to watch the starting line-ups and anthems from the All-Star Game when you can go to YouTube or the Blackhawks official website and watch it there? Now if they put the whole game on there, at least it would be something worth watching.
- How Tony Amonte’s 4-goal performance in Game 3 got picked over Jeremy Roenick’s Game 4 overtime winner is beyond me. It was the last goal ever scored in the Chicago Stadium by the Blackhawks as well as the last Hawks win in the Stadium. Plus, Roenick nearly massacred an entire section of fans as he scaled the glass to celebrate. Who wouldn’t want to watch that over and over?
- Really, Game 4 of the 1995 Western Conference Finals was the best Denis Savard game they could scrap together? Savard was barely a shell of himself at that point. I was 13 at the time but I’m pretty sure I don’t remember Savoir Faire skating through the entire Wings defense to electrify the crowd. Ya know, like he did against the Oilers in the 80’s. Yeah, no one wants to watch something like that.
- No games from the ’92 playoff run. Awful. Awful. Awful. The most memorable playoff run from the modern day Blackhawks and nary a sniff of it. I would settle for a game from the St. Louis series. But seriously, how does Game 4 against Detroit not get included on this set?
These are just a few complaints I have. It amazes me that a team like the Washington Capitals can throw together a set of their franchise’s 10 best games. Meanwhile, an Original 6 franchise puts together a bunch of retirement ceremonies, All-Star lineups, and segments of games while slapping a hefty price tag on it.
I think I’ll take a pass on this.