Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! If you watched last night’s game it has become pretty evident that the team is hitting rock bottom.
With the score 3-0 in the 2nd period we put out this poll on Twitter and have received over 400 responses so far, and it’s gone how you probably expected!
The stats for the game sure do make you shake your head though. The Chicago Blackhawks out shot the Minnesota Wild 44-19 and when the score was 3-0 the Hawks were leading in shots 26-10. The problem is the Hawks chances are never high danger ones, they get a lot of pucks to the net that the goalie can stop with ease.
On the other hand for some reason Jeff Glass continues to get starts in net although he’s barely AHL capable. If you want to know why he’s played in the AHL for his entire career look at the first goal. It was a very nice story, but enough is enough with Glass in net.
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The real problem is goaltending but the offense just isn’t scoring, and if you ask me it’s just as much on the players as it is the coaching staff. Joel Quenneville had a few lines that he could count on and instead of sticking with them he continues to mix and match likes he’s at the discount bin at the Dollar Tree.
Vinnie Hinostroza looked very good on the top line with Jonathan Toews, and Nick Schmaltz and chemistry with Patrick Kane yet none of these guys are playing together. It really makes you shake your head as the Hawks lose their 5th straight game.
Very frustrating times for the Hawks fan base and I would imagine the players right now! Here are some morning links to start your Sunday!
The season could be over after the upcoming road trip is complete (Daily Herald)
The Blackhawks playoff chances are getting sadder by each loss (CSN)
A quick look at the Nashville Predators trade rumors (Predlines)
Are the Dallas Stars legit contenders this season (Blackout Dallas)
Could the Winnipeg Jets be suffering from fatigue (Arctic Ice)
Jack Eichel leaves game after awkward fall (TSN)