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Blackhawks’ 3 Stanley Cup Playoffs Last-Minute Fixes

By Tim Lively
Apr 19, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville (center) questions a call during the first period in game four of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 19, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville (center) questions a call during the first period in game four of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 17, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook (7) is congratulated by center Jonathan Toews (19) for scoring a goal during the first period in game three of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /

2. Show Some Leadership

Everyone likes to point to the fact the ‘Hawks have been here before, but that’s not entirely true. On their active roster, the Blackhawks currently have nine players (or almost a third of the team) that have not worn the Indian Head sweater before this year. As we all know, the Blackhawks’ core has largely remained intact, but as we also know, the core can’t do it alone.

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This is why the core ‘Hawks players, as well as their more experienced teammates, really need to step up and put the next game into perspective. In other words, help rein in the roster upstarts trying to outmuscle the Blues at their own game (Andrew Ladd, Artemi Panarin and Richard Panik, I’m looking in your direction), and bring them back to the focus on playing Blackhawks, championship-caliber hockey.

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