Chicago Blackhawks: The Best Defense in the NHL

Posted: 8th November 2009 by TAB BAMFORD in NHL
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WeÆre now a quarter of the way through the 2009-10 season, and the ChicagoáBlackhawks are establishing themselves as the best defensive team in the entire NHL. It might be a historically football-based cliche, but if ôdefense wins championshipsö then this could be another special year on ChicagoÆs west side. Even with Brent Seabrook missing four games with a concussion, and Cristobal Huet struggling for the first few weeks of the season, the Blackhawks defense has helped compensate for their offensive issues. While the teamÆs power play has disappeared, their power play killing unit has remained at an elite level. The rest of the teamÆs defensive statistics bear witness to the Hawks supremacy in the league. The Hawks tandem of Huet and Antti Niemi ranks seventh in the NHL in goals a ...

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