Campbell: “We Have A Championship Make-Up”
The Blackhawks haven’t looked like the same team they were last season, struggling to reach the top. Just like the Green Bay Packers, the Blackhawks can still turn things around and take home another championship after a struggling season.
“Definitely, I think we do have a championship make-up,” Blackhawks defenseman said on the Rosenbloom and Grote Show after being the team was compared to the Packers. “I feel how we struggled at time, I feel like we’re starting to come on, I feel like we’re starting to play better hockey now.”
LISTEN: Brian Campbell on the Rosenbloom and Grote Show
One of the teams the Blackhawks are chasing down to reach a No. 4 spot in the playoffs is Phoenix, which the Blackhawks play Sunday. With the pressure on to climb the post-season ladder, Campbell was asked if winning in regulation was a goal and discussed in the locker room.
“You know what, your goal is to win a hockey game,” Campbell replied to the question. “I think it’s something you look at after the fact.”
Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman has also shown interest in adding another defenseman to kill penalties. The Blackhawks have struggled in that department earlier in the season, but Campbell was positive about the progress Chicago has been making.
“I do feel our penalty kills has been better as of late,” the Hawks defenseman said. “We can’t rely on what Stan Bowman is going to do. He has a job to do and he’s going to do a great job for us. It’s not like we’re sitting there saying ‘we’re going to get help in that category.’ We’re capable of that right now.”