Zawaski: Emery Deserves Shot As Hawks’ Starter

By Jay Zawaski-

In last night’s 8-4 loss to the “mighty” Edmonton Oilers, a lot of things went wrong for the Blackhawks.

Once again, the defense was standing around watching Oilers parked in front of the Hawks’ net.  When they did actually try do disrupt a play, it was with a weak poke check.  The forwards stopped backchecking after 20 minutes.  They did manage 47 shots on goal, but I don’t recall a really spectacular save by Devin Dubnyk.

The Hawks need to change a lot of things, both on the roster and in the locker room.  Stan Bowman is on the clock to make a deal, but he also can’t panic right now and get hosed on a trade.  It’s a tough place to be.

The one thing the Hawks CAN change right now is in goal.

Corey Crawford hasn’t been good enough.  Plain and simple.  Of the five goals he surrendered last night, 4 of them would fall under the “questionable” variety.

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  • tom sharp

    The goaltending is mediocre on it’s best day, but the defense is worse! I can’t believe Leddy is still on the team.He makes Seabrook (ugh!!) look good by comparison. The first two games after the break showed just how bad these guys are. Crawford play a great game vs. Vancouver but the defense just gave up at least a dozen point blank shots. They get out muscled all the time, the Swede (I can’t spell his name) can block shots well but can’t keep guys out of the crease, Keith and Seabrook care more about their offensive game, and the rest can’t play at all. This team won’t make the playoffs unless something changes big time on the defense regardless of the goalies.

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