Sorry I missed the rant yesterday, I was exhausted from battling trolls the day before. Today I am going to share the secret to success for any team in the NHL to make it up to you all. The case I’m going to use to show you this: The Chicago Blackhawks.
The Blackhawks are the defending Stanley Cup Champions and yet they are at the top of the league once again. How do they do it? Well it may seem like a simple answer but, they score goals. They score 3.68 goals per game (1st in the league), a total of 125 goals so far this season (also 1st in the league they have 19 more goals than Anaheim who is in second).
But its not just that the goals get scored, its who scores them. There are on 3 players that have played games for the Hawks this season that have not scored a goal. Take their last game against the Philadelphia Flyers, they scored 7 goals in that game and all 7 goals were scored by a different player on the team. The secret to the Hawks success: depth.
Not only do the Hawks have top scorers like Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, and Jonathan Toews, they have depth players who can score goals especially on defense. With defensemen like Brent Seabrook, Duncan Keith, and even Mike Kostka, who has scored in two of the three games he’s played with the Hawks this year, you have great support for your talented forwards. In that 7 goal game 2 of those were scored by defensemen.
In my opinion it says something better about your team if you score 7 different players score than if two or three players combined for 7 goals. What do you think? Have I nailed down the Hawks secret? What could other teams do to get on this level? Share your thoughts in the comment box below, on facebook, and on twitter.