Next up, the Blackhawk captain.
Jonathan Toews scored his first goal of the season a few nights ago against the Montreal Canadiens. Getting that first one out of the way is good but it needs to be followed up with more. The Hawks captain looked to be playing the best hockey of his career during the bubble series a few years back, but now it seems like maybe the longtime Hawk is reaching the end of his career.
Toews and the Hawks are missing out offensively. That has to be the most frustrating thing right now. In years past the defense was horrible but the team could still score three of four goals a night, now reaching two goals is starting to seem less and less likely on a nightly basis.
The defense has been there for the team, now it is the offense that needs to pick up the pace. The best way the team is going to accomplish that is by getting their entire top six going goal wise, which involves Jonathan Toews.
Toews has spent time with Kane and Hagel the past few nights, and that grouping probably should not continue. Toews needs some wingers that can compliment him but also not give him all the pressure in the world. In the next few weeks I hope Toews can spend time with DeBrincat and Kubalik or Hagel as I think that group together could be electric.
The Hawks are in roster shuffle mode as they try and spark the offense. If Toews doesn't start scoring more goals there might be changes coming. Which has to be one of the biggest worries for the team.