Blackhawks Release DVD Collector’s Set; Collectors infuriated

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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8 Responses to Blackhawks Release DVD Collector’s Set; Collectors infuriated

  1. dominator says:

    Yeah thats pretty disappointing to say the least.

  2. Dr. Ice says:

    Something to think about (submitted without any knowledge of the answer because I’m a young’n):

    Were the preferred games in question on television? If they weren’t broadcast, they’re probably impossible to put on DVD.

  3. John says:

    In a word, yes.

  4. AC says:

    I looked at the list of games and was hoping that it contained more than that. I know it has the playoff games from last year (Vancouver game 6 – Kane Hat Trick and Calgary game 2), but I would’ve loved to seen more of the 80s and 90s teams since they were on TV for pretty much every game, thanks to visiting team coverage and the inhouse Hawks TV used throughout the stadium (which we used to sometimes get over the old K-band Satellite). Maybe someday we will get a top 10 games package as well, those playoff games against Detroit in the early 90s and Edmonton in the 80s were legen…wait for it…dary.

  5. Mark Giangreco Roman Wrestler says:

    Did they have Andrew Ebbet’s arm goal?

  6. cb says:

    Off-topic question: does anyone know a place in NYC that might show Hawks games? I normally use internet streams but I’d like to know if there’s somewhere I could actually catch them on TV. (Yes, pathetically enough I’m still using rabbit ears.) Manhattan or Brooklyn would be best. Just in case there are any folks hanging around here who might know…

  7. Joseph Bannerman says:

    This really pisses me off as someone that started watching hockey religiously at 8 years old in 1993 I missed the memories of the cup run in 1992. I was hoping this dvd set could fill some of those voids…I share the sentiments completely….Hopefully it has alot of Jeff Shantz highlights.

  8. Lou says:

    maybe they can add some of tonight’s game to this.

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