Chicago Blackhawks Insider: Health Is Always an Issue

December 22nd, 2010 by Bryan Dietzler Leave a reply »
Have you noticed something about the Blackhawks lately? I am sure that anyone that calls him or herself a Blackhawks fan has.

Chicago has played several games without some of its top talent in the lineup, including forwards Marian Hossa, Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews. The problems that they have had while these three have been out are very well known.

Just like any team, the Blackhawks have lacked continuity on the offensive side of the puck due to these injuries and need to have these guys in the lineup in order to have the kind of success that they seek.

I have written in the past about how continuity is important in hockey, almost much more than it is in other sports (football is the other sport that requires that there be a lot of continuity), and we have seen the Blackhawks struggle without their top guns (or that important continuity) in the lineup.

All three of those guys (keep in mind that Toews hasn’t been injured that much this season) are important players in the Blackhawks lineup, and of course the team is not as good as it could be without those guys in the lineup.

This is true of most teams, but the B ...

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