It is getting very hard to watch the Blackhawks lately.
They are in the midst of a six-game losing streak, and they have lost eight-straight on the road. Plus, they still have five games left on this nine-game road trip.
I would say things could get ugly, but they already are.
There are so many things currently wrong with this team that it is hard to put a finger on what the biggest problem is.
For this article, I am going to take a look at some defensemen who might be able to shore up the defense because it has been brutal lately.
In the last five games Duncan Keith is a minus-6, Brent Seabrook minus-3, Steve Montador is somehow a plus-1, Nick Leddy minus-5 and Niklas Hjamalmarsson minus-1.
On the season Leddy and Sean O'Donnell are the only ones with a minus rating but none are higher then a plus 10, which belongs to Duncan Keith.
The problem with the defense is like the riddle, which came first, the chicken or the egg. Is the bad defense causing the goalie to struggle or is the goalie making the defense look bad?
Or maybe it's a little from column A and a little from column B.
So with the trade deadlines approaching (Feb. 27), who are some guys that could possibly be on the market, and that the Blackhawks could use to protect their net?