The Black Hawks lost the 1927 first-round playoff series to the Boston Bruins.
Following the series, Mc Laughlin fired head coach Pete Muldoon.
They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL).At the same meeting, Hardwick arranged the purchase of the players of the Portland Rosebuds of the Western Hockey League for 0,000 from WHL President Frank Patrick in a deal brokered by Boston Bruins' owner Charles Adams.Mc Laughlin named the new hockey team in honor of the military unit, making it one of many sports team names using Native Americans as icons.According to Coleman, Muldoon responded by yelling, "Fire me, Major, and you'll never finish first.I'll put a curse on this team that will hoodoo it until the end of time." The Curse of Muldoon was born – although Coleman admitted years after the fact that he had fabricated the whole incident – and became one of the first widely known sports "curses." While the team would go on to win three Stanley Cups in its first 39 years of existence, it did so without ever having finished in first place, either in a single- or multi-division format.The club was then owned by the Norris family, who as owners of the Chicago Stadium were the club's landlord, and owned stakes in several of the NHL teams. took an active interest in the team and under his ownership, the club won one Stanley Cup title in 1961. Norris died in 1966, the Wirtz family became owners of the franchise.At first, the Norris ownership was as part of a syndicate fronted by long-time executive Bill Tobin, and the team languished in favor of the Norris-owned Detroit Red Wings. Norris died in 1952, the Norris assets were spread among family members and James D. In 2007, the club came under the control of Rocky Wirtz, who is credited with turning around the organization, which had lost fan interest and competitiveness.Since 1994, the club's home rink is the United Center, which they share with the NBA's Chicago Bulls.The club had previously played for 65 years at Chicago Stadium.As of 2014, the 1938 Black Hawks possess the poorest regular-season record of any Stanley Cup champion.The Black Hawks returned to the Finals in 1944 behind Doug Bentley's 38-goal season with linemate Clint Smith leading the team in assists.