Last Wednesday Chicago Blackhawks’ forward Patrick Kane won the game with an amazing shootout goal that had the whole ‘Hawk fan base in a buzz.
With baseball wrapping up, no NBA season in sight, and the NFL only being on a couple times a week, looks like you’ll be turning to the ice for your sports fix.
I mean, you could just do something else, but you won’t. So kick back, relax and enjoy the conclusion of the MSF NHL Preview. (View Part 1 here: Eastern Conference Preview and Predictions.)
Now let’s make like Ice Cube and “Rep That West”
The 0-5 loss the Blackhawks endured Thursday night was tough to watch. The ‘Hawks played very flatly, both offensively and defensively – especially defensively. The loss came as a shock to fans, the players, and even the ‘Hawk coaches.
Once a team plays their worst and losses a game like this, people want explanations. The most common I have seen is the ‘Hawks were playing, for the first time all season, without their regular 20 skaters. This forced a change in the lines, affecting the natural chemistry the lines had been exhibiting the past few weeks.
While the I can’t deny the horrors of Thursday’s game, I can’t believe that this loss spells doom for them.