2. The schedule does leave some room to improve
The Blackhawks’ next set of games heavily features teams like the Predators, Stars, Red Wings, and Blue Jackets. After having some tough road matchups the Hawks will be able to be at home for eight out of their next ten games.
Being able to spend some time at home with a few days off in between games is a blessing for a team that is trying to get back on track after their swing in Florida. Chicago is gearing up for the last third of their season and a little time back in their home rink will be a nice changeup.
The Hawks are now at home until April third when they have a game in Nashville. Their next six games are at home and do feature the Hurricanes and Panthers, but if the team can even sneak away with one win against both of those organizations they will be in a better place come late April and early May.
The Hawks have not seen a lot of Carolina this season. They are not going to see a lot more of Tampa Bay and Florida, but Carolina is still a wildcard for the Blackhawks. The team did look evenly matched against the Canes earlier this year, so seeing how they prepare for their matchup on March 30 and April 1 will be important to watch.
The season is almost done, and while March has been a bump in the road for the organization, all it does is highlight the different areas the team still needs to improve, and that is all part of the plan.