The Chicago Blackhawks have had a really good start to their season. Since starting 0-3-1, they have turned things around and are now a player in the Central Division. They may or may not make the playoffs but they are surely going to be in the mix. They are overachieving but it is as a group rather than being carried by something that is unsustainable. Patrick Kane, Kevin Lankinen, and scoring/defending by the committee are what allows them to win. There are some really nice forwards up at the NHL level.
Unfortunately, the talent that is up at the NHL level has caused their AHL squad, the Rockford Ice Hogs, to have a really tough season. The AHL got its season underway early in February and things have not been going well for the Ice Hogs. On Monday night, they were defeated by the Cleveland Monsters by a final score of 7-3. That was Cleveland’s first win of the season as they are now 1-2-1-0. Unfortunately, the Hogs don’t even have their first win yet as they are 0-5-1-0.