Patrick Sharp seems to be like one of the most under rated players in the NHL. And why not? He plays on a team with the 60 plus million dollar man Marian Hossa, super star in waiting Jonathan Toews, and stanley cup hero Patrick Kane. So where does that leave Sharp? Well it leaves him as a scorer who goes under the radar, in my opinion because of the way defenses and opponents plan to stop to the other guys. The Hawks in general are such a dangerous team every night because of their ability of players to put the puck in the net. Sure, this team isn’t the same as last years, but it appears the hawks are hitting their stride. When Patrick Sharp gets some room to maneuver, he’s going to be dangerous. Look out western conference, the Hawks are starting to find their skill.
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The Chicago Blackhawks have recalled forward Jeremy Morin from Rockford on Friday. (more…)
To all my readers, I apologize for the absence of posts for every game. I’ve had those fun those fun things called midterms to deal with, so almost all of my time has been devoted to them for the past two weeks or so. On the plus side, they are finally finished, so I can get back to doing what I love, covering the Chicago Blackhawks. With that in mind, onto the bad news for the Blackhawks.
After being injured in the game against the Los Angeles Kings, it has been determined that Marian Hossa will miss up to two weeks with an upper body injury.
While the team hasn’t been any more specific as to the extent of the injury, it’s been determined that it is more than likely his arm or his shoulder.
It’s a big loss for the Blackhawks since Hossa has been playing extremely well since the beginning of this season, but Joel Quenneville believes this is a great opportunity to stress team defense, something that has been lacking from the Blackhawks so far this season.
“We have to tighten up defensively,” Quenneville said in response to losing Hossa. “That’s probably the best way, and everyone has to accept that responsibility of playing more of a team game. We had him out for most of the [Kings] game, and we found a way to come out on top.”
It’s going to be a bit rough the next two weeks, but if Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane can get on track, the Blackhawks will be fine. They already have Patrick Sharp and his NHL leading 9 goals, so if the other two guys can get scoring again then offense shouldn’t be too much of a problem. Defense, on the other hand, is an issue where we are just going to have to wait and see what happens.
The Chicago Blackhawks are starting to get into Stanley Cup form once again as they beat the St. Louis Blues last night in overtime by a score of 3-2 to give them their first three game winning streak of the season. (more…)