If Chicago Blackhawks fans are ever feeling bad about their season, they can turn their gaze to the West Coast and feel much better about things.
The Sharks have ten games under their belt and haven’t won a single one. Worse, they’re not finding any momentum in those losses. What to do for a team losing at such a clip? Pray and hope for the lottery to fall in their favor due to such misery.
On the other side of the country, the Pittsburgh Penguins are doing some major introspection as they sputter out of the gates. They take on the Sharks tonight but face their own questions as they are potentially seeing their contention window closing faster than they’d like.
It’s a moment of pause for Blackhawks fans to see the life cycle unfold before them. The once mighty Penguins, built on the backs of the generational Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, now crumbling similarly as the Blackhawks did a few seasons ago. The Sharks? Always so close but just so far.
The 3-6 start has certainly featured its fair share of frustration–but boy could it be much worse.
Blackhawks In Case You Missed It
- Blackhawks by the Numbers stares down Chicago’s goal scoring woes and offers up some potential solutions
- Betting agains Bedard? Get out of here. The Blackhawks phenom is still the odds-on favorite to win the Calder Trophy
- CHN’s look at the Blackhawks Prospects giving it the old college try. Starting with the Big 10 Blackhawks, who have been impressive thus far, especially Notre Dame’s Landon Slaggert
- The best of the rest of the college Blackhawks – including Providence’s blue line which features a conference player of the week
Western Conference Wrap
Colorado Hockey Now: 25 seconds of pure glory watching Colorado Avalanche dynamo Cale Makar do his thing. No matter who a fan is partisan for, it’s readily admitted that Makar is one of the best–if not the best defenseman in the game
Nashville Hockey Now: Yep, the Blackhawks are starving for goals. But what about the Nashville Predators and Filip Forsberg? The Preds need him to get going and fast
Vegas Hockey Now: The Golden standard of the NHL? Look no further than the defending champion Vegas Golden Knights
Hockey Now Hat Trick
Boston Hockey Now: The Boston Bruins may get Charlie McAvoy back a bit sooner than expected
Detroit Hockey Now: It’s been untimely penalties dooming the Detroit Red Wings, writes DHN’s Bob Duff
Florida Hockey Now: Want to know what the Blackhawks are facing against the Florida Panthers? Here’s a temperature check of the defending Eastern Conference champions