The Chicago Blackhawks' success is obviously based on the success of its players, and one bad apple has the ability to spoil the whole bunch. Unfortunately, sometimes the Hawks have to deal with more than one bad apple.
Every hockey player and team has its highs and lows throughout a season, and the Hawks are no different; however, it seems like whenever the Hawks are struggling, it's because they're being held back by the same guys.
Sometimes the Blackhawks' core skaters (Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, Marian Hossa, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook) don't have enough power to carry these guys who are holding back the entire team on a given night—and that's completely understandable.
The NHL's trade deadline isn't too far away, and a few Blackhawks players are earning themselves a ticket out of town—that's if someone is willing to take them.