Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! After 173:09 minutes of scoreless hockey, Corey Crawford finally surrendered a goal in the third period of last night’s game against the Montreal Canadiens. It is evident that as great as Crawford is playing this season, he can’t do it alone each and every night.
Corey Crawford is off to the best start of his NHL career when you look at save percentage and Goals Against average, but when you look at wins and losses he’s off to one of his worst starts in his career at just 7-5.
The reason is pretty simple, the offense outside of the first two games of the season is Missing in Action, and even Patrick Kane looks lost out there on most nights.
One thing is for certain, something needs to change or this is going to be a very long season, and the Hawks are going to waste Corey Crawford in a career season.
Crawford has been magnificent in almost every game he’s played in this season, and yet the Hawks can’t give him any goals to play with. When I’m at work and a game is on, the updates used to happen all night long, now half the time the only update you get is a scoreless period coming to an end.
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Stan Bowman or Joel Quenneville need to figure out how to light a spark in this team. Bowman fired coaches in the summer, but now it’s really time to just look at the roster and see what he can do!
Exciting hockey is great, winning hockey is better, boring/losing hockey is the worst!
Here are some morning links to kick off your work week!
What did Coach Q have to say after the Montreal Canadiens shutout the Hawks at the United Center Sunday night (Blackhawks)
If you liked the Blackhawks camouflage warm up jerseys you can bid on them right now (Blackhawks)
The Chicago Blackhawks offense sputters once again (CSN)
The long wait is over, Matt Duchene is headed to Ottawa in a 3 team trade (Bleacher Report)
How will Kyle Turris fit in with the Nashville Predators (Predlines)
Joe Sakic won the Matt Duchene Deal by a landslide (ESPN)
Some Telling numbers from the Dallas Stars 8-6 start (Defending Big D)
How did it come to this with Turris and Ottawa (TSN)