Chicago Blackhawks: Are Jonathan Toews and the Rest of the Team Out of Gas?

April 6th, 2011 by Jon Fromi Leave a reply »
The Chicago Blackhawks played a tight game against the Montreal Canadiens.  They leaned heavily on their core players and had trouble finding the net.  Thanks to their rookie goalie, they managed to come up with a single point in the Bell Centre.  It wasn't exactly what they needed, but was crucial nonetheless.

Just another day at the office Tuesday night.

In whatever fashion the 2-1 defeat in Montreal is explained away and despite a Dallas victory that puts them two points behind the Blackhawks, nothing really changes about the final three games of the NHL regular season.  All the games are huge and Chicago must approach them with the goal of winning all three.

It also looks as if the Blackhawks will have to do this despite the fact that Jonathan Toews is out of gas.

I'm not slamming the kid.  It's not his fault.  Tazer keeps on going as hard as he can.  He's doing everything within his considerable power to get this team into the playoffs.  He has just exhausted himself doing so.

No matter how we got here (and we'll all over-speculate this summer), the Hawks are largely a one-line ...

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