The Chicago Blackhawks have given little reason for optimism the past few weeks, but with over 20 games to go this season, there are still reasons to not give up on the team.
The Blackhawks have gone 3-6-1 in their last ten games heading into their matchup against Florida on Tuesday. The organization has seen bad losses against Tampa Bay and Florida during the past week, and with a few more matchups against the top three teams in the division ahead, things are not looking to be getting easier.
Even still, Blackhawks fans can hope for a better outcome. This organization has not been at their best the past three years, but with fresh faces, in the organization, there is no reason to think the Hawks can not get back on track.
With an overall record of 14-13-5, the Blackhawks currently sit in fourth place within the Central Division with 33 points. Yes, a first-round matchup against Tampa Bay might not be the biggest reward for a young team just trying to sneak into the playoffs, but the message a playoff bid sends to fans going into a hopefully normal season in 2021-22 is promising.
Usually, a team like the Detroit Red Wings would have to be talking about reasons not to give up on the team just yet. However, the way the Hawks have played during their last few matchups warrants the discussion we are having today.
Maybe the organization will throw in the towel and sell off some assets for draft picks or prospects but honestly, I think letting most of this group play out the season would be beneficial not just for a playoff big in 2021, but the development of the young roster the team has in front of them.
Today, lets’ talk about some reasons not to give up on the Blackhawks just yet. While games have been hard to watch, there is still plenty to play for during the next 20 plus matchup of the season.