5 Biggest Reasons for the Chicago Blackhawks’ Lackluster Start to 2014-15 Season

November 20th, 2014 by Steve Silverman Leave a reply »
The Chicago Blackhawks make no secret of their long-term goals. They want to win the Stanley Cup every season—and general manager Stan Bowman and head coach Joel Quenneville believe they have a strong enough roster to contend for their third championship in the last six years.

Quenneville, for his part, ranks third in all-time NHL coaching victories, and he is clearly one of the best coaches in the game's history. His roster includes superstars Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Marian Hossa and Duncan Keith (and they also have an impressive supporting cast).

However, the Blackhawks (11-7-1) have not gotten off to a sharp start as they near the quarter pole of the 2014-15 season. They are tied for third place with Winnipeg in the NHL's Central Division behind Nashville and St. Louis as they begin a critical six-game road swing through many of the Western Conference's most competitive franchises. The road trip began with a tough 4-3 win over surprising Calgary and will conclude with an emotional game against the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings.

The Blackhawks have had success on this road trip in the past, recording a 6-1-0 mark last ...

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