Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks after playing 5 games in 7 nights finally have What Huey Lewis and the News sang about…. A Couple Days off!
The Chicago Blackhawks had a rough week not picking up wins against their divisional foes like the Dallas Stars and now find themselves on the outside looking in from the current playoff race.
After watching the Chicago Blackhawks intently this week, I’m confident they need to make a change in their lineup.
Yes, we have been saying this for a couple of weeks now and I know he’s not the answer, but if Tanner Kero is just going to watch from the pressbox, why don’t the Hawks send him to Rockford and call up Vinnie Hinostroza.
There is no reason for him to still be playing in Rockford, and the Hawks have plenty of players that could use a wake up call in the pressbox starting with Richard Panik. I feel like he’s had a couple of unfortunate plays that has turned a sky high confidence last year down to the bottom of near depression. Panik isn’t doing anything out there to be excited about.
You could throw in Patrick Sharp to that, but I like his growing chemistry with Alex DeBrincat so while others are ready to run Sharp out of town, I’m not convinced just yet after yelling for this move for a few weeks.
All I know is Hinostroza has disruptive speed, and the Hawks need to make some changes quickly starting this week!
Here are some morning links to kick off your work week!
Jonathan Toews one handed goal was the play of the week for the Chicago Blackhawks (Blackhawks)
What will be the Chicago Blackhawks first big move of the season be? (Second City)
Overtime hasn’t been to kind to the Chicago Blackhawks this season (Tribune)
Patrick Sharp is healthy and happy (Daily Herald)
Which young NHL star will be the first to win a Stanley Cup (ESPN)
Viktor Arvidsson helped a Nashville Predators fan propose (Today)
November wasn’t great for the St. Louis Blues (Bleedin Blue)
The Stars patience was in full effect in their sweep of the Chicago Blackhawks (Newsday)
The Winnipeg Jets Mark Scheifele is the NHL’s biggest fan (Sportsnet)
Why are the Montreal Canadiens are so hot right now (Pro Hockey Talk)