The Chicago Blackhawks have dipped a bit at the start of 2012. After losing in overtime to the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday and losing Patrick Sharp for three to four weeks, Hawks fans are antsy about a team that has suddenly become an on-again-off-again club.
There have been injuries and some fresh faces, but Hawks fans should not punch the panic button just yet.
Many forget where the Hawks were in March of 2010. Like 2012, they had no idea who their starting goalie was going to be heading into the postseason. Fans were hoping that Dustin Byfuglien would be traded, as he was coasting through the regular season. There were a lot of hiccups and the Hawks did not have the look of a Cup contender. They did not have the injuries to deal with, but there were obstacles to overcome.
As the now, the Hawks are fifth in the West, moves will be made and there is a lot of hockey to be played left.
Here are a few reasons why we should all remain positive.