Welcome to PuckPowWow's new home.
ChicagoNow has made PuckPowWow part of their wonderful world of blogging. This will undoubtedly lead to more readers, and more additions to the opinions expressed about Blackhawk's hockey. I wanted to take this moment to thank all of you readers out their who have visited and read the posts that I have put together as an attempt to explore the ins and outs of the Chicago Blackhawks. None of this would have been possible without loyal readers, and I thank you.
I especially want to thank those who have left comments after posts. This blog is all about an exchange of ideas and opinions. By commenting on a post you are becoming an integral part in establishing a conversation, which is after all, the reason for the site. This conversation leads to greater insights of the game, and of the Blackhawks. As a result, new perspectives are seen and we all benefit from the back and forth (sometimes with more drama than others) statements. Keep coming around, and keep commenting.
Unfortunately, this season is proving to be a great source of conversation. Good for this blog, bad for the Hawk's place in the standings. Sure, their spot in the standings would look a little better if the officiating had not gotten in the way in a few occasions, but that still would not buy a 6th place spot or higher. As of right now, 11th is the best they could do, and behind quite a few teams Im sure no one expected them to be behind. Frankly, this just does not seem to be the Hawk's year.
There are pluses, and negatives about this season. In the attempt to avoid the so many negatives that we have all exposed at PuckPowWow, let us turn to the highs of the team.
Jonathan Toews is a machine. A machine with a purpose and the god given talent to force his will on whomever gets in his way. I consider myself lucky to be able to call my home team his home. He truly is the entire package. He, Kane, and Sharp have connected to form a pretty darn good line in recent games. Most of the domination we all saw over periods of the last road trip were due to these 3 guys.
Troy Brouwer. A frequenter in the best of category at PuckPowWow, Brouwer is the real deal this season. As many had expected, and others hoped for, he is delivering well beyond his salary, which is a lot more than we can say for some people. He has been a force in front of the net, and the best force this team has physically throughout the year. So, here's to Brouwer on a great season.
The talent this team has is much better than what they have produced. With that in mind, a winning spree could be right around the corner. Or, maybe the Hawks will all be shaving some beards well before summer.