Chicago Blackhawks Are Jekyll or Hyde? Team Searches for an Identify Out West

November 22nd, 2010 by Jon Fromi Leave a reply »
As the Chicago Blackhawks depart Western Canada after the first week of a two week road trip, there continues to be a maddening lack of consistency that has plagued the club.

This past week saw the Hawks at their high flying best and at their passionless worst.  Which Blackhawks team is going to emerge?  Or will one emerge?

Has Chicago shown it's true colors as a squad with a split personality this season?

The Hawks sandwiched two blowout wins against Edmonton and Vancouver around a pathetic no-show in Calgary Friday night.  Despite blanking the Oilers 5-0 and coming out of Vancouver with an impressive 7-1 victory, a potential breakout weekend was dampened by Calgary's 7-2 victory over the Blackhawks.

Hey, at least we're not talking about one-goal games.

On the surface, the Western Canada swing of the trip is easy to explain.  The Hawks settled the score in Edmonton, looked past the Flames to a big road game with the Canucks.  No problem, right?

Actually, it's a big problem.

I think it's a big problem that the Hawks, after failing to be mentally ready to whip beatable t ...

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