Chicago Blackhawks: It’s Safe To Say The Boys Are Back

December 23rd, 2010 by Mary Ann Reitano Leave a reply »
There is no doubt that the start of the 2010-11 NHL season has not been a pleasant one for fans of the Chicago Blackhawks: inconsistencies of key players, injuries, unexpected issues in net and the loss of some key depth players due to the dreaded salary cap have all left many faithful to the Indian wondering what will happen next. 

After Wednesday night's solid 4-1 win over the Nashville Predators, it is safe to say, the boys are back in town. With the win against the Predators (their third win in a row) the Blackhawks also moved up a spot in the standings, now comfortably in 2nd place in the Central Division, 5 points behind the Detroit Red Wings. The important point here is that The Hawks are now 6-3-1 in their last 10 games while Detroit is 4-4-1; not to mention the fact that the Hawks have played 3 games more than the Red Wings so there is certainly some play in the standings. 

The most remarkable aspect of the Hawks finally finding their groove is that is was done without the on ice presence of Patrick Kane and Marion Hossa.  Both Kane and Hossa have been out since December 7th and November 30th respectively.  Needless to say t ...

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