NHL: The Chicago Blackhawks Need To Define Some Roles at Forward

December 16th, 2010 by Jon Fromi Leave a reply »
Two penalties provided a lot of perspective in the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 loss to Colorado Wednesday night.  The Avalanche completed a home-and-home sweep of Chicago, leaving fans searching for answers as the defending Stanley Cup Champions continue their home stand.

It is time to stop forcing square pegs into round holes.

Roster decisions and injuries have both played a part in a Blackhawks team that definitely lacks an identity right now.  The organization had better fill some of those holes before the season is lost.

This club resembles the 2007-08 Hawks.  Young, talented, maybe not quite sure how to win yet.  The fact that we have two deep playoff runs over that team should say otherwise, but check out the last two games.

Monday night the Hawks battled back four times to tie the score despite horrendous defensive play, took a lead, then allowed three goals in the last three minutes.

Wednesday, the Hawks sent out a incomplete lineup onto the United Center ice, dominated play early, failed to convert on a bunch of scoring chances and then gave up three third-period goals.

Which brings me t ...

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