2010 NHL Playoffs: Dave Bolland a Key Player for Chicago Blackhawks

April 15th, 2010 by Michael Wagner Leave a reply »
A major strength of the Chicago Blackhawks all season has been their offensive depth, but one small weakness that they have suffered from most of the season is their weakness down the middle.

The Blackhawks do have four good defensive centers in Colin Fraser, John Madden, Jonathan Toews, and Dave Bolland. However, offensively the only player who has been productive this season is Toews.

Toews scored 68 points during the regular season, whereas Bolland, Fraser, and Madden were only able to muster 58 points combined.

Now Madden and Fraser are not known for their scoring touch, but the Blackhawks' second-line center Bolland is another story.

Last season Bolland posted a career high in points with 47 and a plus-19 rating. With that solid season, Bolland also earned himself a hefty raise in the offseason and a lot more expectations.

This season, however, Bolland would not have as much success.

Bolland was limited to only 39 games and 16 points in the 2009-2010 regular season because of a back injury and has struggled trying to get back to his form from the previous season.

Even though Bolland has struggl ...

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