A good team has to go through some adversity right? Even though us fans have been spoiled with championships and winning, the month of March always seems to be a nightmare for all.
Here are some numbers to prove it. In the 2014 season, the Hawks were 7-6-1 from March 18 until the end of the season. In the 2015 season, they were 7-7 from march 18 all the way to the end of the season. And currently the Hawks are 1-4-2 since March 9. I like to call March “The Dog Days” because the Hawks are playing like they don’t even care and with no passion. As a fan this is a month of anger and suffrage, but for the players this is just a month that means absolutely nothing to them. What I mean is that March is basically at the end of a long season and the Hawks know they are at the top of the playoff picture with only one goal in mind: winning a championship. Until you lock up a playoff spot, the regular season means absolutely nothing. In 2012 the Los Angeles Kings entered the playoffs as the 8th seed in the Western Conference and went on to win the Stanley Cup. Even last year, the Hawks finished third in the central division and beat the #2 seed Nashville Predators and eventually went on to beat the Anaheim Ducks who were the best team in the Western Conference. All I am trying to say is that you should be very careful writing these Blackhawks off because they will always come back and haunt you in the playoffs. The Blackhawks are built for the playoffs, not the month of March and they will once again be my favorite for their fourth cup in seven seasons.