NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks Trending Toward Bubble Team

By Aaron Goldschmidt
CALGARY, AB - DECEMBER 31: Jonathan Toews
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18. Chicago Blackhawks

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The ‘Hawks are finding ways to get by, but their ability to still be relevant come playoff time is in question.  With Corey Crawford battling injuries, this team is using journeyman goaltender Jeff Glass, who just this week got his first NHL start in 14 years of pro hockey.  The defense has been improving recently, but the first line of Jonathan Toews, Richard Panik and Brandon Saad is nowhere to be found.  Are they a playoff team?  Only the leaders of the ‘Hawks can determine that.