Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 10/30/11

PHILADELPHIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Ray Emery #29 of the Philadelphia Flyers takes a break during a preseason game against the Detroit Red Wings at the Wachovia Center on September 22, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers defeated the Red Wings 5-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
On Saturday night, the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 at the United Center, bringing their record for the first 10 games of the season to 6-2-2. Ray Emery made 27 saves in only his second start of the season, and while the Hawks’ power play struggled to get going in an 0-for-5 performance, their penalty killing unit was perfect yet again, going 5-for-5 in keeping the Jackets off the board. It was a great microcosm of their season to this point, and it was a solid victory for a club that is among the top squads in the Western Conference. With that all in mind, where exactly do the Blackhawks stand after 10 games? Obviously there are plenty of reasons for optimism for a club that is looking to get over last season’s playoff disappointment against the Canucks, but are there some signs of problems to come for this club as they make their way toward the Circus Trip next month? To examine those questions, here are some thoughts on the various areas of the Hawks...
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