There comes a time every January when Blackhawks fans just have to shake their heads and say, "Maybe next year. At least we have good prospects in our system. Right?"
The Blackhawks lost two more games over the weekend in a sport that has nothing to do with the Chicago Bears. So, in all honesty, this great city is in no way concerned about a mismanaged, losing hockey team. Everyone in the city is far more concerned with the Bears' upcoming Super Bowl appearance. And that includes the players.
The Blackhawks have lost seven straight, the most recent of which took place Tuesday night at the United Center against the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-4 in overtime. It was their second-straight overtime loss and the second game in a row in which they blew a 3-1 lead.
The Blackhawks have dropped five of their last six after losing twice over the weekend. They were shelled Friday night by the Nashville Predators 8-3. Then the Phoenix Coyotes came to town and beat them 4-2.
It's getting harder for fans to watch a Blackhawks power play without punching themselves in disgust.