Top 10 Blackhawks stories of 2018

Let’s countdown the top 10 stories of the year.

It’s that time of year when the Second City Hockey team breaks down the Top 10 Blackhawks stories of the year.

Honorable mentions — Scott Foster, Patrick Kane dominates World Championship, IceHogs playoff run, Dylan Sikura signs/finally plays in NHL, and July 1 veteran signings/not using cap space

No. 10 — Trading Nick Schmaltz, Ryan Hartman

No. 9 — Alex DeBrincat is a rising star

No. 8 — Jonathan Toews’ re-emergence

No. 7 — Henri Jokiharju makes leap to NHL

No. 6 — Drafting two defensemen (Adam Boqvist, Nicolas Beaudin) in first round

No. 5 — The Marian Hossa trade

No. 4 — Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita dies

No. 3 — Corey Crawford’s concussion saga

No. 2 — Playoff streak ends

No. 1 — Joel Quenneville fired