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Chicago Blackhawks’ 10 Worst Moments Of 2016 Calendar Year

By Colin Likas
Apr 25, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues center David Backes (42) and Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) shake hands after the St. Louis Blues defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in game seven of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 25, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues center David Backes (42) and Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) shake hands after the St. Louis Blues defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in game seven of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /
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Feb 21, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; The NHL logo on display in a game between the Minnesota Wild and Chicago Blackhawks in the second period during a Stadium Series hockey game at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 7: Blackhawks Phone In Outdoor Game

That Minnesota-Chicago outdoor game in Minneapolis this February sure was a treat, huh? Well, if you were a Wild/North Stars fan, anyway.

The Blackhawks had absolutely nothing going for them in this outing, which saw the Wild shell the Blackhawks 6-1. This was also the game that saw Vincent Hinostroza essentially seal his fate as far as how long he’d last with the team in the 2015-16 season, so it was a doubly bad day.

The Blackhawks just don’t seem to care much about playing outdoors anymore, having done it year after year for a while now. And it translates on the ice, as they were essentially asleep throughout this contest.

It brought clamors for the Blackhawks to get some downtime from outdoor play. Naturally, they were thrown right back into the outdoor scene, as they’ll take on the Blues at Busch Stadium next week. Let’s hope they turn in a better effort in that one.

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