Chicago Blackhawks Roundtable: Anisimov’s Return And A Bye Week

By Colin Likas
NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 23: Artem Anisimov
NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 23: Artem Anisimov /
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With the Chicago Blackhawks’ bye week upon us, we have time to answer some of the difficult questions surrounding this befuddling team

Inconsistent would be the best way to describe the 2017-18 Chicago Blackhawks. The hope is a bye week that started after an ugly 4-0 loss to Detroit on Sunday allows the guys to reset heading into the season’s second half.

Of course, the fans won’t sit by silently while the players get some rest. And so we’ll have such features as the Chicago Blackhawks roundtable, with this week’s queries focused on the bye itself and on the Blackhawks’ forwards.

Question 1: Which Blackhawks forward should come out of the lineup when Artem Anisimov returns and why?

Question 2: Do you think the bye week will have a positive or negative effect on the Blackhawks and why?

Let’s see what our panel of Blackhawks experts had to say this time.