Four points out of a playoff spot. 25 games left. Can the Blackhawks complete this comeback?


It’s been a very rough season for them up until the seven-game winning streak was started (and stopped with the loss against the Bruins). They fired Quenneville and had two separate eight-game losing streaks. They also made some trades that have paid off so far. This is good news.

And thankfully, some luck had to happen in the form of other teams in the Western Conference sucking at the same time. This has opened the door for the Blackhawks to have a chance. I felt they needed to win ten in a row at some point and they were able to get seven. But another one of five or more wins is necessary and it needs to start within the next week. There is little room for error.

Of course, they will need teams like the Blues, Wild, Canucks and Avalanche to lose games. The Blues are on fire winning seven in a row as well.

As we all know, if a team just gets into the playoffs, they have just as good of a chance as anyone else. Seeding doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of things.

Let’s see if they can pull this off.

9 Responses to “Four points out of a playoff spot. 25 games left. Can the Blackhawks complete this comeback?”

  1. dvxprime Says:

    Called it, Fro Dog. I remember waaay back in 1982 when I first started following the Black hawks. They backed into the eighth seed of the Campbell Conference playoffs, against the top-seeded Minnesota North Stars.

    Okay does anyone else here feel old reading that last sentence?

    Okay, long story short, they get hot goaltending from Murray Bannerman and beat the No Stars 3 games to 1. The Hawks went on the warpath all the way to the Conference finals, losing to Vancouver and their ugly ass uniforms in six games.

    All the Black hawks need to do is get hot enough to make the playoffs, the devil take the seeding. A goalie gets hot, Kane and Co. re-discover their goal-scoring touch…BAM! Back in the Stanley Cup Finals, bruh!!!

    BTW, I was stunned at scrolling through my smartphone this week and finding them on that winning streak. because hockey, y’all.

  2. Fro Dog Says:

    I was at the game last night when they came back to beat the Devils. Down 2-0, Kane scored a goal with under two minutes to go in the first to make it 2-1. Within the first minute of the second, Cagguila scores on a wonderful wrister. 5-2 was the final. Cam Ward was outstanding in net.

    It’s going to be tough getting to the playoffs, but not impossible.

  3. Erniesarmy Says:

    Fro, Manny Machado just signed with the San Diego Padres, 10 years and 300 million! Didn’t anybody learn anything from the Alex Rodriguez and the Albert Pujols deals? I am glad the Cubs didn’t sign that useless loudmouth. Hope they don’t sign Harper either. Baseball is burying itself under all these stupid long-term contracts.
    At least the Ducks finally fired Randy Carlisle, now hopefully they can get younger for the future in the offseason.

  4. Pie in the Sky Says:

    A $300 million hitter in MLB’s ultimate pitcher park. Not to mention the other hitter parks in that division. Honestly, don’t know why teams pay those absurd contracts to aging free agents when you can just find guys like Acuna Jr and Soto who’ll start producing right away. Lots of good young talent at mILB levels.

    What’s Trout going to get? He’s waaaaaaaaaaay better than either of these two.

  5. chucky Says:

    Hey Ernie, one Dan Bernstein does agree with you (Not to worry, because I do.). Listening to him, you’d think San Diego just signed the coup of a lifetime.

    Absolute pure insanity. Now I wonder who will be bat-shit crazy enough to sign Harper now. He’ll have to get more than $300 million now.

  6. Erniesarmy Says:

    Chucky, my frendt, I’ve missed your glorious rants. Good to see you’re still around telling it like it is. ESPN also thinks San Diego just wrapped up a playoff spot with this signing! Ha! Since when has ESPN been right about anything.
    I agree, Pie, wait until Trout comes up for free agency. I see 10 to 20 years and 500 to 700 million being bandied about.
    I’m just glad I’m not giving any of these clowns my money through cable, satellite, jerseys, or tickets.

    I used to attend Dodger games for $5.00 a seat on field level and $1.00 for bleachers. Went to Laker games at the old Sports Arena for $3.50 near the floor or behind the backboard. My dad and I used to go regularly. The last pro sports game I went to was in 2006 with my youngest son, and that cost me $250.00! Haven’t gone since, and don’t see me going ever again.

    Adios pro sports it was nice while it lasted..

  7. chucky Says:

    Hey there Ernie, thank you for the kind words my frendt. It’s very much appreciated. And the rant machine WILL return, believe me. Right now it is currently in the shop for some much needed service and rest. When there is something that sends me around the bend and drives me totally bat-shit crazy, it’ll be ready.

    Stay tuned. Somebody is getting the bark torn off of them. And I’m just the crazy ass bastard to do it. Mark my words, it shall be glorious!

  8. Erniesarmy Says:

    When there is something that sends me around the bend and drives me totally bat-shit crazy, it’ll be ready.

    And I’ll be reading, my frendt.

  9. genrebuster Says:

    I’ll be reading, too my frendts.

    Sorry for being awol….will resume contributing before too much time passes. I’m swamped with work but doing well…talk soon.


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