embraced their past. The 1961 team that won the franchise's last Stanley Cup is front and center, especially with the Hawks two greatest players - Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita - front and center in the revival.
That 1961 team featured a lot of notable players - Glenn Hall in net, Red Hay, Ken Wharram and Eric Nesterenko up front - but arguably the key player was number one defenseman Pierre Pilote. Pilote, pictured 2nd from the left, was a fantastic defender in the pre-Bobby Orr mould.
Pilote lives in Wyevale, Ontario nowadays. His local community newspaper recently caught up with Pilote and discussed his old playing days and Chicago's renewed hopes for a Stanley Cup championship.