The Chicago Blackhawks are back in action tonight following their bye week when they host the New York Islanders
It’s been a long week for Chicago Blackhawks fans. Just when the inconsistency was getting to be too much, the news Corey Crawford could be out for the season was released, sending Blackhawks nation into a frenzy.
At first, reports came out that Crawford was experiencing “vertigo-like symptoms,” then Scotty Bowman said it was post-concussion symptoms. Regardless of who is right, the ‘Hawks are in a serious bind.
Today as we look at the standings, the Blackhawks find themselves in an unfamiliar place for this time of year: dead last in the Central Division. They are also three points out of the last wild-card spot that is currently held by the Colorado Avalanche, who have won eight games in a row.
The next month of games will determine the actions of general manager Stan Bowman at the trade deadline, which could be to sell if the ‘Hawks don’t start winning. They will hopefully sign and add Northeastern University star forward Dylan Sikura at the end of the season, but there’s no guarantee his game will translate to the NHL level.
The only thing the Blackhawks can do right now is concentrate on the next game and move on. Blackhawk Up got the opportunity to chat with Matt from Eyes on Isles about the Islanders’ matchup with the Blackhawks today.