Chicago Blackhawks: Looks Like the Cavalry Isn’t Coming on Defense

March 14th, 2011 by Jon Fromi Leave a reply »
The Chicago Blackhawks continue to hope that they can tape together a full regiment of defensemen for the remainder of the season.

It is my hope, however, that they bring in help for the walking wounded on Chicago's blue line ASAP.

The Blackhawks held on for a point Sunday in Washington, but it is evident that the department of defense was on shaky ground in our nation's capital.

Brian Campbell, who was in a walking boot Friday when he met President Obama, was only able to log seven minutes before coming out of the contest.

Duncan Keith, who logged 30 minutes for the second game in a row, may be playing with a broken finger. Campbell doesn't look like he can go tonight against San Jose, to say nothing about the rest of the week. 

The Blackhawks face the Sharks before traveling to Dallas and Phoenix, two teams neck and neck with Chicago in the Western Conference.

This is a crucial stretch for the Blackhawks. At this point, GM Stan Bowman either can not or will not provide any relief to the defense.

Admittedly, there isn't much that can be done at this point. The Hawks can't trade for help and do ...

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