The defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks are fighting to get themselves back into the playoffs. With the season slowly starting to come to a close, every game takes a greater importance.
The Chicago Blackhawks made their first trade of the season on Wednesday night when they sent Jack Skille and two prospects to the Florida Panthers for Michael Frolik and a goalie prospect.
In previous seasons the Chicago Blackhawks have split playing time between two goalies. This was supposed to be a season with one solidified goalie for the Chicago Blackhawks, and it has been for the most part.
In a very crowded Western Conference playoff race the Chicago Blackhawks are right in the middle of it all. A long winning streak could push them to hosting a home playoff series, but a long losing streak could knock them out all together.
It’s been a relatively rough season through the first 50 games for the Chicago Blackhawks. Much of the overflowing offensive production for last season has dropped off in five-on-five ice time.
The Chicago Blackhawks have extended the contracts of TV play-by-play broadcaster Pat Foley and analyst Eddie Olczyk for three more years.
Its no secret that the Blackhawks are off to a slow start. And while they haven’t played well at home, the team it still a work in progress coming off all the off-season changes.
Not only are the Blackhawks trying to defend the Stanley Cup title, they’re also trying to build team chemistry in the process.