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.