It's all slipping away

It's all slipping away

Posted by TimS on Wed, 03/18/2009 - 09:55
A few weeks ago the Hawks were up by 9 points in the battle for fourth place in the West. Now they are tied with Vancouver, so if you don't think a playoff spot could be gone if things don't turn around, think again. The Hawks have lost eight of 11 and look lifeless. There is no intensity, no fight, they lose battles and are getting outworked. Everyone seems to want to fire GM Dale Tallon, but when does what's happening fall on the coach? If you can't get a team prepared to play at home against the Islanders and Colorado, then questions need to be asked. When the games are the tightest this time of the year, the Hawks don't appear to have what it takes. They play small, they don't hit consistently and they take too much time off during games. Where were they for two periods against the Devils? Toews can't do it all by himself. Byfuglien, Kane, Seabrook, Campbell, Walker and Bolland have been non-factors for weeks. This is serious hockey being played now and the Hawks are acting as if it's still December when they can wheel and deal offensively their way to wins. You've got to work to win now and the Hawks are looking for the easy way out. Maybe Quenneville needs to start holding some players accountable instead of saying everything is fine. Big game in Columbus Wednesday night and I don't like the Hawks' chances.
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