NHL: Can the Chicago Blackhawks Make Mama Happy in January?

January 1st, 2011 by Jon Fromi Leave a reply »
I wrote last month that I felt the Chicago Blackhawks needed nine or ten wins in December in order to put them into contention in the NHL's Western Conference.  The Hawks showed improvement over the last few weeks, but fell short of that total.

Since November 30th, the Blackhawks are 7-5-1.  Better play at home and a four game win streak aside, Chicago closed the month out with a pair of losses to the St. Louis Blues and the San Jose Sharks.  These defeats put a damper on what was a promising stretch of play for the team.

With January comes a new slate of games and new hope that the Blackhawks can get a serious run going.  The next four weeks of games should give us a true sense of our place in the conference, as most of the league will have caught up to us in terms of games played by the time of the all-star break.

The Blackhawks begin the new year on a different note.  The players' mothers will be making the two-game California road trip with the team.  Chicago dropped two games with their dads on a road trip last year, so let's hope that some maternal bonding sparks the team to a successful month.


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