Chicago Blackhawks: A Bold Insight On a Critic’s Failure To Spark Doubt

September 6th, 2010 by Kyle Wahlgren Leave a reply »
Recently sparking doubt in many Chicago Blackhawks fans, were comments made by ESPN Chicago blogger, Jesse Rogers. 

In an article titled "Niemi's Moves Makes Things Interesting", Rogers made statements regarding fans undervaluing the loss of Antti Niemi, the former Chicago Blackhawks goalie. 

"Finally, anyone not giving Niemi credit for the playoffs is nuts...the defense wasn't THAT good, certainly not like the regular season. They gave up 5 MORE shots a game in postseason. Thats a lot. Nashville out-shot them in back to back games. Offensively challenged Nashville. That didn't happen ALL season until that point."  Rogers stated in a comment addressing fan loyalty toward the Hawks blue-liners.

While all statistics reported are true, the scope is a little off.  There is no reason why newly designated starter, Marty Turco, wouldn't provide more consistency then the Blackhawks lacked last season.

The quality of teams in the regular season is lower than that of the constant competition seen in the playoffs.  Obviously, the best of the best reaches post-season.  The quality of opposition rapidly increase ...

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