Some players were able to create chances, but it takes a special kind of offensive talent to possess a wicked shot. It could be hard, but the accuracy also had to be lethal.
These 10 players dazzled the Chicago faithful with a plethora of goals and memorable moments.
Let's take a look at some of the best trigger-men of all time from our favorite franchise.
Tony Amonte was a consistent offensive threat during some lean years in Chicago.
Amonte's main offensive weapon was his skating ability, but his wrist and slap shots were just as dangerous.
From the spring of 1994 through 2001-2002 season, Amonte scored 336 goals for the Hawks; during that span he tallied three 40-plus goal seasons.
Amonte will forever be remembered for his four-goal performance in Game 3 of the first round of the '94 playoffs against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Perhaps not as brilliant as his older brother, Dennis Hull still had one heck of a shot.
The "Silver Jet" played 13 seasons in Chicago. He amassed 298 goals in that span, and tallied 40 goals during the 1970-71 campaign.
Hull was also a member of the 1972 Canadian team that defeated the Soviet Union in the Summit Series and is one of the more overlooked and underrated players in Blackhawks history.
Doug Wilson is another player known for his booming shot.
For 14 strong seasons, Doug Wilson was a defensive stalwart for the Blackhawks, and in the 1981-82 season Wilson won the Norris Trophy while recording 85 points.
Wilson's clapper from the blue line played a significant role in his 226 career goals with the Hawks.
Bill Mosienko played all 13 of his NHL seasons with the Hawks, netting 258 goals in his time in Chicago.
On March 23, 1952 Mosienko set a record that may never be eclipsed. Against the New York Rangers, Mosienko scored three goals in 21 seconds. The 'Hawks, who were down 6-2, would rally to win 7-6.
That record alone is worthy of this list. A leader and a gentleman, Mosienko had a terrific offensive career in Chicago.
Big Al Secord may be remembered more for his toughness than anything else.
While the word "sniper" my not be associated with him, he had a 54-goal season and two other 40-plus goal campaigns as a Hawk.
Secord finished his NHL and Blackhawks career following the 1989-90 season with 213 career goals wearing the Red and Black.
The best years of Jeremy Roenick's career were in a Blackhawks uniform.
Twice he scored 50 goals and he had three seasons with 100 or more points. In his seven seasons in Chicago Roenick recorded 225 goals.
Known for his skating ability and physical play, Roenick had little trouble firing the puck as well.
Now a member of the 500-goal club, Roenick will soon find himself in the hockey Hall of Fame.
You may not have expected Steve Larmer's setup man on this list, but how can you leave Denis Savard off the list?
Savard was certainly a playmaker, but he was as good as any at burying his chances.
His slap shot was deceptive, his release quick, and who could forget his spin-o-rama backhander against the Minnesota North Stars in the 80s.
Savvy had three 40-plus goal seasons and potted 377 goals in his Blackhawks career.
Without a doubt, Steve Larmer shines on this list. Larmer scored 406 goals as a Blackhawk and had five 40-plus goal seasons.
Larmer had a cannon of a shot and could pull the trigger at will. With his quick release, he very rarely gave the opposing goaltender opportunity to set up.
Some feel that Larmer should be in the Hall of Fame. While he continues to wait, it is a shame the Hawks have yet to retire his No. 28.
Stan Mikita was the first player to play with a curved blade.
With his hook, he scored 541 goals and went on to win the scoring title four times, the Hart Trophy twice, and would also double his money with the Lady Byng.
The best center in Hawks history, Mikita is enshrined in the Hall of Fame and his famous No. 21 hangs in the United Center rafters.
Bobby Hull quite possibly had the hardest slap shot in the history of the NHL.
He had 610 career goals, five seasons with 50 or more goals, two Hart Trophies, three Art Ross Trophies, and a Lady Byng. What else can you say about the "Golden Jet"?
A model of a sniper, Bobby Hull's shot was like watching a pea being shot out of a cannon.