Slipping after Success


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Oct 7, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Members of the Chicago Blackhawks and team executives pose for a photo during the 2015 Stanley Cup championship banner raising ceremony before the game against the New York Rangers at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: USATSI-227820 ORIG FILE ID: 20151007_jel_sl8_035.jpg

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The Chicago Blackhawks are coming off an outstanding 2014-15 season after winning the Stanley Cup in a six game series against the Tampa Bay Lightning and they look to bring Lord Stanley home once again. The Blackhawks have 15 of 29 players returning from their championship roster last season. Six of them have been part of all three championships won in the last six years. Most new or returning players for the Blackhawks have little to no experience with the team though, which has caused a rocky start to the 2015-16 season.

Raising the banner was the pride and joy of the Blackhawks opener against the New York Rangers. The Rangers spoiled the night though by defeating the Hawks 3-2 in regulation. Since the opener the Blackhawks have been shaky, with only (how many wins). To go along with the rough start, star defenseman and prior Norris trophy winner Duncan Keith will be out of action for four to six weeks after surgery on a torn meniscus. A bright spot for the Hawks was a solid win in overtime against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, October 24. Even though the start of the season is not what the Hawks were hoping for, they are looking to bounce back and make a run for the playoffs. The Hawks are currently _ – _ and host the L.A. Kings on Monday November 2.