The Chicago Blackhawks, except for the era from about 2009-15 and the period from 1961-71, may have had one of their best teams in the early to mid 1990s. The big three of Jeremy Roenick, Chris Chelios and Ed Belfour were outstanding in this period, and you can even make it a big 4 if you include Steve Larmer. Not to mention Dominik Hasek as the backup goaltender! The Hawks made it to the Conference Finals twice in this span and got to the big dance in 1992, bowing out to the powerhouse Pens in a sweep. This roster was so deep. After the big stars there were veterans like captain Dirk Graham, Michel Goulet, Steve Smith, Bryan Marchment and Joe Murphy. This was a very good hockey team that was at or near the top of the NHL standings for more than half a decade. After the 1996 season of course, the band broke up when Roenick left, then Belfour and finally Chelios. But why didn't they have more playoff success? Sure they had a few good deep runs, but their 1992 final showing wasn't great, weren't able to win a single game. They also had big years in 1991 and 1993 only to be shockingly upset in the first round of the playoffs.