Heading into the 2019 NHL All-Star break the Chicago Blackhawks post a dispirited 18-24-9 record. The team’s 45 points through 51 games is a franchise low since the 2006-2007 season (19-25-7) when Denis Savard took over for Trent Yawney. They currently sit seven points behind the second wild card spot and only two ahead from last place. But first-time head-coach Jeremy Colliton has a plan to turn it all around; an all Patrick Kane line.
Since taking over for future hall of famer and three-time Stanley Cup winner Joel Quenneville, who started the season 6-6-3 before getting the boot, Colliton has managed a 13-18-6 record. The low point being eight straight loses.
Colliton has secured the same technology that cloned Dolly the Sheep more than 20 years ago and plans to use it to duplicate the Art Ross Trophy winner, who’s seen his ice time jump to as high as 28:50.
“Cloning Kane is really going to help us,” said Colliton. “Not to take anything away from the rest of the guys, but he’s magic. Why not have five of them? If it works out, we may bump that number even higher.”