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.
He was also very interested in promoting American hockey players, then very rare in professional hockey.
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.
However, unlike the military division, the team's name was spelled in two words as the "Black Hawks" until 1986, when the club officially became the "Blackhawks," based on the spelling found in the original franchise documents.
The Black Hawks began play in the 1926–27 season, along with new expansion franchises Detroit Cougars and New York Rangers.
As of 2014 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.