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by Paul on 02/14/12 at 01:53 PM ET
from Steve Rosenbloom of the Chicago Tribune,
The problem isn’t Quenneville. It’s the players, both those who are here and those who aren’t.
The Hawks’ best players are some of their worst. See the power play for details.
No, wait. That would be letting the guilty off too easily. Naming names:
Patrick Kane has one goal on the trip. One. This, from a guy who can’t kill penalties or check anyone, so he must contribute by putting the puck in the net, and he’s only sixth on his own team. Kane is 50th in the NHL in salary and woke up Tuesday tied for 119th in goals.
Marian Hossa has no points and is a minus-6 in the six losses on this trip. Why bother?
Jonathan Toews has no points in the last four losses, has only two assists on this trip, and is losing a ton of faceoffs, which tells you he isn’t healthy and stands a good chance of getting worse.
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