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Blackhawks' Losing Streak: Nine Games and Counting


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#1 Crymson

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:12 AM

As of tonight, the Blackhawks have lost nine straight. From their lofty spot near to the top of the conference only a few weeks ago, they've fallen to only two points out of ninth place. They've had no vital players injured throughout this stretch. They're simply playing horrible hockey and getting atrocious goaltending.

This is interesting to see. I wonder if they'll make the playoffs. It's up in the air at this stage. Remember that it took a very good Corey Crawford for them to back into the playoffs last season. Both he and Emery are playing mediocre hockey this season, and Bowman has announced that he won't be seeking another goaltender at the trade deadline.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:21 AM

At least The Core is intact.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:42 AM

Toews was having a Hart-worthy season before this stretch. Hawks fans are listing Kane as "MIA" as far as I know.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:44 AM

Something has to be done to shake these guys up.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:52 AM

Something has to be done to shake these guys up.


Nah, let 'em continue.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:01 AM

Looks good on them...

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:02 AM

Am I the only one who saw this coming? you can't put all your payroll in a few players! They have no depth!! And Cory Crawford is not a starting goaltender

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:25 AM

sharp did get injured but that can't be that major of a thing
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:36 AM

Trade for Hossa! :ph34r:

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:46 AM

Pray they don't fall to 8th and remain 6th.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 02:09 AM

Nah, let 'em continue.
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Well, as a Wings fan, hell yeah. :thumbup:

If Detroit was in this situation, obviously changes would need to happen.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 02:18 AM

Love the fact that both Detroit and Chicago have a streak of their own going :P

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 02:46 AM

Hawks have lost 9 straight?


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Posted 15 February 2012 - 03:02 AM

I find myself without sympathy or remorse.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:35 AM

I find myself without sympathy or remorse.


I don't think remorse is applicable in this situation.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:18 AM

Let us not forget, Chicago has been this bad all season, just their offensive power has masked it for the most part. If you force your forwards to score atleast 4 goals per game, its unrealistic to think they'll continue it throughout the season. The beginning of the season their forward group, which is a powerhouse, was holding and keeping them in the game, now that they aren't burying those chances it hurts them that much more. Crawford played on his head for them last season, but for them to think that he was going to continue the favor throughout this season, was a joke. Now, when they secure their defense Chicago will become a powerhouse. And yes, that hurts for me to say.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:04 AM

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:09 AM

Pray they don't fall to 8th and remain 6th.


Why? We are deeper up front and on the back end and we clearly have the better goalie. I would love to play them.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:20 AM

I saw them dropping off, but I have to admit I did not see them falling into this deep of a slump.

They're not very good on the road, and when Toews and Hossa aren't carrying their offense they have no scoring. Crawford is not a reliable #1 goalie.

Pray they don't fall to 8th and remain 6th.

I think a 1st round matchup against them would favor us heavily. Not only would we have home-ice advantage, but they have a similar team as we have except they have less scoring depth, weaker defense, and a worse goalie. They're not a team that should be underestimated as when they're on top of their game they are very good. But I think a series between us and them would end 4-1 to us.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:52 AM

I don't think remorse is applicable in this situation.


We gave them Hossa. :hehe:

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