I have never been a math whiz. My old teachers, such as Plato and Aristotle, will attest that a lot of what I do and say doesn't add up.
But I have just examined the Blackhawks' books and I can tell you this. They are bankrupt, a team on the point of extinction if there is no bailout forthcoming, no infusion of offense.
Of their eight leading scorers in the regular season, five of them have combined in the playoffs for 2 goals, 9 assists total.
Divide seven playoffs games into 11 points and you have...hell, you got fractions. I really don't do fractions.
Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp have 10 goals, 14 assists among them this postseason.
Marian Hossa, Duncan Keith, Kris Versteeg, Troy Brouwer and Brian Campbell have the 11 points among them. Hossa has a goal, 6 assists and Keith a goal, 1 assist. The other two points belong to Versteeg, both assists.
Versteeg, Brouwer and Campbell are goalless. In fact, Brouwer and Campbell are pointless.
I have not examined the Vancouver books as closely, but without doing so, I would suspect a look at their eight top scorers show a considerably better accounting.