Who’s Not: Jonathan Toews
Off to the worst offensive start of his career, Jonathan Toews is looking for something to get him going again.
With 5 goals and 10 assists on the season, seven different ’Hawks have more points than the captain, but Toews did miss some time from being on IR.
Because NHL teams are so vague about specific injuries, it’s hard for those outside the organization to draw conclusions as to why individuals may be struggling. Given Toews’ past issues with concussions, let’s hope this sort of injury has nothing to do with No. 19.
That being said, Toews is underperforming for being the highest paid player in the NHL at $10.5 million per year. Many will support Toews saying he does so much more on the ice that isn’t quantified, but this isn’t an excuse.
There is no doubt he earned his contract giving the city of Chicago three Stanley Cups, but that was then. Let’s hope he can get his groove back in the second half of the season and in time for the playoffs.