Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Where’s The Fun Gone
By Keith Schultz
Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! There’s one thing for certain while watching the Chicago Blackhawks in Philly last night, and that’s the Hawks just aren’t fun to watch right now.
The Chicago Blackhawks for a decade have been a fun team to watch game in game because they scored goals while always applying pressure. The other exciting thing about the Hawks was the fact that you never thought they were out of any contest no matter what the score showed on the scoreboard.
Things are much different this season after you throw out the first two games, the Chicago Blackhawks have really turned extremely boring to watch which is really tough to type right now. Every summer I do a countdown to the season which really gets me ready for the season, and now it’s a little more than a month into the season and the Hawks are pretty boring to watch.
Why do you ask? First off I think you have to blame the coaching staff especially Joel Quenneville for juggling his lines on an almost nightly basis. I’m of the old school that lines need to play together for a while to build chemistry which leads to being in the right place at the right time and goals being scored.
The other thing that is making them unwatchable is that their powerplay sucks the life out of every game. In the 2nd period of last nights game, the Hawks had a 1:47 5 on 3 powerplay that couldn’t convert and at one time it was 5 or 6 straight passes between Cody Franson and Duncan Keith without a shot.
Last summer Stan Bowman was fed up and made a couple of coaching changes. He needs to be upset now and really shake things up!
Will it happen? I doubt it!
Here are some morning links to start your Friday morning!
It’s always One Goal for Chicago Blackhawks fans and the organization (Blackhawks)
The Chicago Blackhawks nuclear option isn’t really that anymore (Second City)
A look at the Chicago Blackhawks Numbers through 20 percent of their season (Faxes From Uncle Dale)
The Chicago Blackhawks new practice facility will be more than just a practice facility (Tribune)
Jan Rutta is having to adjust to playing both sides of the ice (CSN)
Lots of teams are calling about the availability of Sam Bennett (Pro Hockey Talk)
The Dallas Stars are having the injuries pile up (Blackout Dallas)
The new and improved Bottom Six for the Nashville Predators (Predlines)
The Winnipeg Jets goalie situation is a healthy situation according to their GM (Sportsnet)
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The Toronto Maple Leafs had a moment of silence for Roy Halladay (SI)