The Chicago Blackhawks have been tossed into the blender many times this year since the start of the 2016-2017 NHL regular season.
Today's most recent update from practice at Johnny's IceHouse West has some Blackhawks fans nervous, and they should be as coach Q seems to be reaching into his bag of tricks much to early into the season.
The main issue with the Blackhawks this season is dealing with the PK, in which they have let in 14 goals so far on 26 times shorthanded. It seems that in order to attempt resolving this major issue coach Q has made some interesting changed to the offensive lines.
Only seven games into the season and Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane will be lined up together for the first time this season alongside Richard Panik.
This may seem like a wise decision considering they are both superstars and having them together can generate some momentum. However, the usual line of Patrick Kane, Artemi Panarin and Artem Anisimov is being taken apart which is one of the best lines the NHL currently has to offer.
The decisions made so far seem a bit radical and reactive to the pressures of promoting a better PK, but we cannot predict the outcome just yet.
Cross your fingers as the Chicago Blackhawks face off versus the New Jersey Devils tomorrow night at the Prudential Center at 7:30 p.m. (ET).