Chicago Blackhawks: How Much Does Team Chemistry Affect Winning?

November 23rd, 2010 by Bryan Dietzler Leave a reply »
It is believed that many people expected the Blackhawks to suffer a little bit of a “Stanley Cup Hangover” to start the new season. 

Every team that wins a championship in any sport tends to start things off a little bit slow at times the next season but the Blackhawks had more than a championship hangover to deal with to start.

Chicago was the unfortunate recipient of some major moves during the off-season.  These moves had to take place because the team was well over the salary cap for this year and something had to be done to relieve that salary cap pressure.  So, Chicago traded a bunch of their players away (from last year’s team) released some of those guys that no longer fit with the team and brought in some new talent.

What did these moves do exactly?

Of course they cleared out cap space but they also destroyed a lot of the chemistry that had been built within the club last season and if people don’t think that chemistry isn’t important in hockey, or any other sport for that matter, are crazy.

What does chemistry do for a team?  It’s pretty simple.  Chemis ...

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