What Should Blackhawks Fans Honestly Expect from Marian Hossa?

November 24th, 2009 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
The Chicago Blackhawks are now topping the Power Rankings of Sports Illustrated and ESPN, and the youngsters have won seven straight games and have swept the first half of their Circus Trip. The excitement surrounding the team is already at perhaps the highest point this organization has felt in nearly 20 years.

And now arguably the best, certainly the most accomplished, player on the roster will join the team for the first time.

On Wednesday night in San Jose, the Blackhawks will unveil their new toy for the first time. Marian Hossa will bear the Indian Head sweater in a game, as the Hawks play the Sharks in what could be a Western Conference Finals preview.

Hossa will play right wing on the Hawks top line, where Patrick Kane will move from right to left to accommodate the All-Star. Jonathan Toews , who has been remarkable winning faceoffs this year, will center what could prove to be one of the best lines in the game.

But how much should the Hawks' fans realistically expect from Hossa?

Last year, Hossa led the Western Conference Champion Detroit Red Wings with 40 goals, and pitched in 31 assists. Obviously ...

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