Even though the season thus far is not as exciting as the start of last season, does not mean that the Blackhawks aren’t any less focused.
The Blackhawks are doing what they are supposed to do. The Madison Street Hockey Club is a team that can beat their opponent in any number of ways. Depth,speed and offense to name a few. The team that holds the puck more will receive more opportunities to score. Watching the Blackhawks play is akin to watching a clinic on how modern hockey is played. I would encourage anyone to watch their games –even if they aren’t a fan of the team. The Blackhawks are one of the NHL’s best in making their opponents immediately regret turning the puck over. Those opportunities, more often than not, turn into lamps being lit. Ask the Boston Bruins.
The Blackhawks needed to get the youth movement going. Now the fans can see why the younger players such as Brandon Pirri, Jeremy Morin and Ben Smith have confirmed the reasons why general manager Stan Bowman got rid of Michael Frolik and Dave Bolland.
Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, Patrick Sharp along with Corey Crawford are continuing their stellar play. Also, the “glue guys” like Brandon Bollig and Johnny Oduya, to name a few, are making their presence felt. Even the special teams are showing signs of life.
Don’t fret Blackhawks fans, it is still early in the season. However, based on the way the team is built, the team is in it for the long haul.
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