Last season, the Chicago Blackhawks were in a fairly comfortable playoff-bound spot thanks to their sizzling start.
Forgive the Chicago Blackhawks if the United Center looks a little strange to them. After all, it’s been more than a month since they’ve played here, their last being Jan.
Compared to the Eastern Conference, in which there’s a clear hierarchy — the upper-echelon teams (Indiana and Miami), the middle-class clubs (Chicago, Toronto and Washington) and a jumble of squad
The Blackhawks will likely be one of the teams affected most by the Olympics after sending 10 players to Sochi.