Analysis

Chicago Blackhawks immersed in a week of reminders

By Steve Dishon
Kevin Lankinen #32, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Kevin Lankinen #32, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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Kevin Lankinen #32, Chicago Blackhawks
Kevin Lankinen #32, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

Going into the week, the Chicago Blackhawks were facing four games in seven days, one against the Stanley Cup Champions, two against the Cup Runners Up, and one against the current Central Division second-place Panthers- a buzzsaw to be sure.

In a rebuilding year, no one expected the Blackhawks to be in the playoff mix. The Blackhawks, however, had other plans. Going into this week, Chicago was in the playoffs. So how did the Blackhawks fare?

Sunday, March 7- Tampa Bay 6 Chicago 3

Tuesday, March 9- Dallas 6 Chicago 1

Thursday, March 11- Chicago 4 Dallas 2

Saturday, March 13- Florida  4 Chicago 2

What was once a promising season has reverted to a more pedestrian rebuild look. A big loss against the champs. Blown out in Dallas. Bounce back game that shows the promise that the young Blackhawks have. Back to normal as the superior Panthers stake claim to the division. The Blackhawks lost three of four and are now on the outside looking in. So, when we look back at the week that was, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane take center stage again.

A message from the Chicago Blackhawks’ captain

The highlight of the week for Blackhawks fans was seeing Chicago’s beloved Captain for the first time this year. Jonathan Toews recorded a congratulatory message for his longtime teammate, Patrick Kane, on his 1,000th game.

Toews looked good and left the fans with a bit of a tease. Fans could be reading too much into it, but it’s hard not to get excited as Captain Serious said, “see ya soon, man.” For now, the fans will have to take solace in the fact that we finally heard from the Captain, and we can continue to send him positive vibes, prayers, and thoughts.

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