The sad thing is that Columbus comes back to Chicago one more time, which means that 20,000 people will have to pay to watch that dreck again.
After four days off, fans feared the Hawks would have a tough time getting the legs going Monday against the Blue Jackets. It was a pretty easy conclusion that the timing wouldn't be there, that passes would miss by an inch or two, and that passes that didn't miss wouldn't be cradled. You didn't have to make a huge leap to think races to the puck would be lost, or that the desire to physically engage fully after almost a week of holiday eating wouldn't be there.
So it was. The Hawks were pretty lethargic, off-kilter and in a general malaise. The good news is that when you play the worst team in the league and you happen to have the most points in the league, you don't really have to do much. And the Hawks didn't.
While the shot totals may suggest a Jackets' domination, it wasn't. The Hawks spent the first 20 working the kinks out, having som...