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The Hawks are far from the odds-on favorites to come out of the West, or even to advance to the second round.
That said, there is ample reason for optimism right now.
First, the Hawks are 11-2-3 since the trade deadlineâand that's without their captain and arguably their best all-around player in all situations, Jonathan Toews.
Addition by subtraction? No.
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Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews has been cleared for contact after sustaining a concussion in February. Will he be a difference-maker for a young, streaky, yet talented Chicago Blackhawks club? Time will only tell.Where do we begin with these Blackhawks?When the postseason begins, of the projected eight teams in the Western Conference playoffs, only the Nashville Predators and Chicago...
from Adam L. Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times, It’s up to Jonathan Toews to decide if he’s ready.
With two games left in the regular season, Toews has reached a point to where coach Joel Quenneville said the team will let him decide if he’s ready to join the lineup after missing 20 consecutive games with a concussion.
“It’s up to him,” Quenneville said Tuesday after practice...
The Chicago Blackhawks have played some of their best hockey of the season over the past month despite missing several of their best players.
Getting top defenseman Duncan Keith back in the lineup should make them even more formidable.
Keith is scheduled to return from a five-game suspension Thursday night when the visiting Blackhawks face the Minnesota Wild for the second time...