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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 19, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; St. Louis Blues center Robby Fabbri (15) and Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) fight during the second period in game four of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports /

1. Restore Discipline

There’s simply no denying, especially after Game 4, the Blues have gotten under the Blackhawks’ skin. Maybe the Blues learned from their mistakes of 2014, but regardless, the recent antics of Corey Crawford and Andrew Shaw are blatantly indicative of a team that has completely lost its cool, and it’s just plain inexcusable. This lack of discipline is on the coaching staff and team leaders; it’s as simple as that.

If the ‘Hawks can’t find in a way to get a hold on their emotions and play the game they know they can play, it’ll be time to start pulling the golf clubs out of storage before you know.

Next: Andrew Shaw Deserves Ban And Criticism

Like the rest of Chicago, I want to stay cautiously optimistic our ‘Hawks can come through and play like the champions we know they can be, but it’s going to take some real stubborn, Windy City fortitude. Or, in the words of Sun Tzu: “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.”

FOR THE DAGGER!

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