Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 2/14/12
After going winless in their past eight games, in which they were outscored 35 to 15, one has to question whether the Chicago Blackhawks are a legitimate cup contender. The Blackhawks started the season scorching hot, getting points in nine of their first 11 contests, and they were 29-13-6 before this most recent losing streak. So what has gone wrong in Chicago? Well there isn’t one answer to that question. There are a number of serious problems in Chi-town that need to be addressed immediately if they have any chance of making a run at their second cup in three years, a point also made this morning by Tyler in his piece “3 Things The Blackhawks Must Do Immediately.” I perceive there to be three glaring problems that must be resolved through trade or internally. The three problems are: Killing Penalties Depth on Defense Goaltending Problem 1: Killing Penalties Photo Courtesy Resolute The Hawks rank 28th in the league in Penalty Killing, ahead of only the Leafs and the lowly ...
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