Chicago Blackhawks: Evaluating the First Half of Their Circus Trip

November 22nd, 2010 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
Where’s Bon Jovi when you want to scream “We’re half way there?”

And, more appropriately, where is the sanity from these Chicago Blackhawks?

If, three games ago, you were told that the Hawks would outscore their opponents 14-8 in the first three games of the trip, most fans would be thrilled. And yet somehow, Hawks fans have more questions than answers at the midway point in the annual Circus Trip.

A 5-0 win, a 7-2 loss and a 7-1 win have been the results so far. In both of the Blackhawks victories, the domination has been so complete that their opponents have pulled their starting netminders. In the middle game, the Hawks looked pathetic.

Patrick Kane has five points, Marian Hossa has four and Jonathan Toews has four goals in the three games. Patrick Sharp has also pitched in three points. All the big stars brought their game on the trip.

But Fernando Pisani has added three points, and Troy Brouwer has added two goals as well. Everyone is contributing on the trip so far.

Yet something doesn’t seem right.

What continues to frustrate Blackhawks fans is how easily this ye ...

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