What a season to forget, Blackhawks fans. I’m normally a “you don’t really know whats going on unless your there so stop pretending like you do guy” but after seeing this tweet I’m going to go out on a limb and say better luck next year. Let’s talk about how absurd this is.
The Chicago Blackhawks played almost a period of the game, with a man up, with the likes of Kane, Toews, Keith, and Debrincat on the ice. How does this team not score, even if its an accident? Out of all 31 teams, Chicago is dead last in the NHL going at whopping rate of 11.6%. They’ve scored 11 goals out of a possible 95 attempts and don’t seem to be figuring it out. If you’re Stan Bowman you either need to hire a new coach who can properly run the power play or get whatever bozo who is running it now off the ice and running only the fourth line.
If you look at how the players are used on the PPer, it makes sense.
Although the correct players are being used, clearly there is something wrong with the structure.
Let’s say the Blackhawks figure their shit out and get back to around league average of 20%. Thats an additional 10 goals on the year and to be honest, depending on how their tallied up, an additional 4-5 wins? It still wouldn’t make them a playoff team but it’d get them out of the basement with some sort of dignity.
Also, quick shoutout to the PK. The best part about practice was shutting down the Power Play. Pompous assholes skating around like they own the place getting shut down by a guy who literally only goes glass and out. Suck on that one.