Chicago Blackhawks: Mid-Season Grade Report

January 26th, 2011 by Tyler Juranovich Leave a reply »
Chicago Blackhawks: 26-20-4 56 points. 8th in the Western Conference.

It's been a long and winding season so far for the Chicago Blackhawks. Adjusting to the new players and lineup has taken longer than hoped or expected, but that hasn't brought down the players.

Like I wrote earlier, I believe there is reason to be optimistic about the second half of the season. 

With that, let us get started with my mid-season report.

Forwards: B

The Blackhawks, for the past three years, have not had problems scoring goals. The same has applied to this season.

The Blackhawks are ranked 4th in the Western Conference in goals scored(157) behind Vancouver, Detroit, and Colorado and are tied for third for goal differential with a +18.

As for the players themselves, Patrick Sharp stands out to me the most. He's having his breakout season. There's no doubt about that. And, like many dedicated Blackhawk fans, we knew this was going to happen sooner or later and are glad it did.

Marian Hossa continues to struggle to stay healthy, while Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane continue to top the team stat chart, p ...

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