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Coach Q Not The Problem In Chicago

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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Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

Are those violins I hear in the background?

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 02/14/12 at 02:21 PM ET


This article made my day.

Posted by Seaner from San Jose on 02/14/12 at 03:05 PM ET

DocF's avatar

However, the coach usually pays for the players lack of….......................................play.

Posted by DocF from Now: Lynn Haven, FL; was Reidsville, NC on 02/14/12 at 04:24 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

The more misery that befalls the Hawks and their fans, the happier I feel. Funny how that works out.

...ugly and boring are two of the Predators’ four major food groups.

Now that’s funny.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 02/14/12 at 05:06 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Well then.

The post-Cup honeymoon is officially over!

Posted by Primis on 02/14/12 at 05:21 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Rosenbloom, Parker, Foster, and Sharp should get together and make handbaskets and umbrellas.  Even then, they’ll all find a way to screw that up.

Posted by SYF from Twerkin' with Anastasia Ashley on 02/14/12 at 06:08 PM ET


Kane is tied with Bobbo Luongo as most overrated player in the game for me.  Guy disappears against the best players and the best teams, and if he’s not scoring he brings absolutely nothing to the table.

Posted by RoneFace on 02/15/12 at 01:55 AM ET

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