The playoffs are on the horizon, and the Chicago Blackhawks are currently playing their most inspiring hockey of the season.
While fans and Chicagoans are foaming at the mouth at the idea that the injured Jonathan Toews and suspended Duncan Keith are soon to return, the Hawks have a long way to go if they want to throw down in the Windy City in June.
The Hawks are in somewhat of a precarious situation. Currently sitting as the No. 6 seed in the conference may not bode well if the Hawks are to face the Los Angeles Kings. This season, the Hawks have only been able to muster up one win and three goals over four games against Jonathan Quick and company.
The Hawks will certainly have their work cut out for them, but what we do know is that they can compete with or potentially beat any team in the league. The Hawks have talent and will be a team nobody wants to face in the postseason.
Keeping that in mind, here are a few things you can count on when the Hawks enter the second season next week.