Blackhawks' Problems Are Childish

It’s been a while since I’ve wrote an article, so bear with me here, I might be rusty. Again, despite the additions of Aucoin, Spacek, Vorobiev, Seabrook, and Khabibulin, there are still inherent problems in the Chicago franchise. With the recent 3 game series against Detroit (I’m a Detroit Fan) I watched and noticed some of the reasons that the Hawks still are not winning games. Most of their troubles are something that your hockey coach would teach you not to do when you were still so young that you could play in your basement.

What am I talking about? Well take for instance a hockey sense rule #1 Never bunch up on one side of the ice and have a clusterfest with your teamates. This led to a goal by maltby in the game on Saturday night. Khabibulin had no chance as usual because there was no defense men defending the front of the net. Kirk Maltby ended up all alone and flicked the puck in with 3 hours to spare (exaggeration).

Another screw up; hockey sense rule #2 Don’t pass the puck through the center of your own zone in front of the net if there is a possiblity of it getting picked off. I think what’s more astounding is who did something this stuped. I’m not positive, but as I remember it was Aucoin, a experienced player. This just makes it to easy for forecheckers to intercept and pop in an easy one. Morgan and some others did this too.

Hockey sense rule #3, practice is not for playing patty cake with pucks in the stands. You go there to stay in shape, familiarize yourself with your line, and get sharper. Don’t do this and your likely to piss off your coach. The word is that Hawk’s players were shooting pucks into stands during practice Friday, Tarke got angry, and everybody was sent home. Is this really immature or is it just me?

Unless your Pavel Datsyuk, which most are not, don’t forget hockey sense rule #4, don’t make a blind pass. Seabrook was the best at demostrating this stupidity. On occassion, he’ll do this about 3 times in a row in his own zone. Normally I would be one to praise a talented young player like Brent, but that kind of play has made him look like, well, a rookie.

Frankly, I don’t who to blame this on, the players, or the coach. The players really shouldn’t be doing things so dumb and such common sense. However, the coach should have had any of these fixed a long time ago. This is only a start, and they are starting off from preschool instead of from college. It’s the only way to start winning and keep winning.

26 Responses to Blackhawks' Problems Are Childish

  1. Marky2Fresh says:

    I shall sum up the Hawk’s problem in a haiku.

    They can not win games

    Khabibulin is a drunk

    He drinks with Belfour

  2. NemiNA says:

    Barnaby is weird

    Aucoin isn’t a capitain

    Yawney is a joke.

    I actually like Aucoin. I just wanted to do a haiku too.

  3. distance7 says:

    I noticed the blind pass problem during the Nashville game. Arnason dropped it back in between his defensemen in the neutral zone and Steve Sullivan was there. Now, if this was 2003 that would’ve been alright, but he had a different jersey on and scored on a breakaway, so that wasn’t very smart.

    I was hoping the Hawks would be better this year, but as someone pointed out on, apparently Pulford is still making decisions somewhere.

    “I’m in charge of the hockey,” Pulford said. “Dale reports to me.”,1,3742672.story?coll=cs-home-headlines&ctrack=1&cset=true

    This team will never win anything again with Pulford and Wirtz involved.

  4. distance7 says:

    Wirtz is a dickbag

    Chicago doesn’t care anymore

    I like sour candy

  5. monley89 says:

    with all those additions ppl believed they’d improve dramatically, but remember in 2003-2004 they were at the basement, a team isnt just going to improve over night they need time

  6. mcpickl says:

    they lose because they don’t have a lot of talent

    gonna be a long winter in Chicago, but you got the World Series to keep you warm.

  7. mikita says:

    Having watched this organization for the past 25 years, I can tell you that any GM this team hires is but a puppet of Wirtz/Pulford. They hold this team in an iron grip and nothing will improve until they are gone. The game has long passed both of them by. With the new rules and the crackdown on interference, speed and scoring should have been the emphasis on building the team after the lockout. Instead they sign grinders like Barnaby and Lapointe. I like them both but they would’ve been better signings under the old system.

    It’s still shocking they are as bad as they are. Aucoin and Khabibulin alone should’ve improved their fortunes. Fundamentally they are awful….lazy passing and unnecessary penalties continue to be a problem. Rookie coach Trent Yawney is getting all the respect of a substitute teacher. He’s in way over his head and seemingly has lost control. They would be better served bringing back Brian Sutter to instill some discipline. So far it’s been a disaster. Let’s hope they can right the ship before it’s too late.

  8. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    i kept telling people you cant win with defence anymore.

  9. poulin20 says:

    How about this:

    Martin Lapointe stinks

    Duncan Keith has two first names

    Give me Vandermeer!

  10. Neely4Life says:

    Bulin is the most over rated player in the league next to Lapiointe. The Blackhawks just pulled a Rangers, by some players who had a couple good seasons, overpay and suck.

  11. nyrules11 says:

    and by some players who had a couple good seasons your are referring to?…..

    Fleury? Lindros? Gretzky? Bure? Jagr?

  12. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    lol some of you have to much time on your hands.

  13. poulin20 says:

    You don’t like poetry? Uncultured!

  14. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    lol no its not my preference.

  15. Air33 says:

    lol all of them sucked in NY

  16. bammer91 says:

    Khabubulian isent that great he is a mediocre goalie just like dan cloutier

  17. NemiNA says:

    Avs fans hate culture

    They are high in the mountains

    They don’t like big words

    thats all I could think of dude! I’m a Flyers fan if you wanna do one for me!

  18. hockeyhead says:

    flyers fans wear orange

    it is only good for halloween

    which happens to be today.

    happy holidays from bruins fan.

  19. nyrules11 says:

    but they all had more than a couple good seasons.

    And, correct me if im wrong, but didnt gretzky have somethin like 90 points on a non playoff team with them?

  20. Neely4Life says:

    Holik, de vries, Bure, Fleury, carter, simon, Lindros and Gretzky were good fits for a while, and Jagr looks to be working out. I think the rangers have turned it around, but u cant possibly say they didnt try and buy their way to the playoffs the last few years.

  21. chanman says:

    Its like this team is hexed, they just cant get off the ground. Nomatter what they do, it never seems to have enough of a effect. I think they are one of the slower teams which dont help any in this new game.

  22. chanman says:

    wow look at all the people

    writing stupid things

    suits a blackhawks post.

  23. hockeyhead says:

    i agree…too bad, the hawks used to be good back when they had belfour, jr, amonte and chelly.

  24. poulin20 says:

    Thanks for taking the time to read it, though.

  25. NemiNA says:

    You guys are funny

    Blackhawks post have been boring

    These make them better


    This Haiku thing is great!

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