How Good Are The Hawks?

By Jay Zawaski-

The last two weeks in the history of the Chicago Blackhawks have been a roller coaster ride.  A big win in Vancouver was immediately forgotten after two embarrassing, blowout losses in Calgary (a 5-2 loss) and Edmonton (a 9-2 loss).  Then, the Hawks played their best game of the trip in San Jose, only to lose 1-0.  Two wins over Anaheim and LA, and a peek at the standings (the Hawks are first in the West) have everyone feeling better, but somehow, those big losses linger.

Long time hockey observers will tell you, “those games happen,” and they do.  But the games in Calgary and Edmonton were alarming, especially since they were in back to back games.

In all likelyhood, those games will be a silly footnote to a long playoff run, but that bug is planted in my brain.  How does that even happen?  How does a team as talented as the Blackhawks look so God awful?  I have no recollection of any recent Red Wings team ever getting punked in back to back games like that.

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  • tom Sharp

    The Hawks major weakness is on defense. Keith is the most over-rated player on the team, if not in the NHL. He coughs up the puck several times a game in his own zone and, along with his buddy Leddy, seems to love the “blind pass along the boards” technique for clearing the zone. Crawford is average, at best, in goal. Detroit and San Jose are at least equal to the Hawks in the West. In the East Pittsburgh, Boston, and probably Washington are much better than the Hawks. Toronto looks like the good sleeper.

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