The Colorado Avalanche Show How Inferior The Chicago Blackhawks Are Right Now

They have blown out the Blackhawks twice in five days.
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The Colorado Avalanche showed in five days just how far away the Chicago Blackhawks are from being competitive. Winning two games in dominating fashion will do that.

The Avalanche went to the United Center last Thursday and put up five goals while keeping the Hawks scoreless. They did the same thing on Tuesday in Denver.

You would have never known that the Blackhawks had a victory over the Avalanche this season with how they played in these past two games. They won this past December with a team depleted by injuries.

The Hawks lost these last two against Colorado with a roster depleted of talent. That is more to say the Avalanche are miles ahead of the Blackhawks and that the Hawks still have a long way to go to think about being competitive.

Superstar Nathan MacKinnon scored two goals and picked up two assists while stud defenseman Cale Makar had a goal and an assist on Tuesday. MacKinnon also had a goal and an assist last Thursday while Makar had two assists.

The Hawks hope Connor Bedard and Kevin Korchinski are producing at that high of a level someday like MacKinnon and Makar. Until then, they are going through their rookie growing pains. Korchinski did find Bedard streaking out on a beautiful pass, but Bedard came up empty.

The "Welcome to the NHL" moments are starting to wear on Bedard like when Avalanche defenseman Josh Manson took an unnecessary slash at his wrist last Thursday. The Hawks were unable to get some justice on Manson as he was scratched on Tuesday because of an injury.