For the second straight year, the Blackhawks' season ended well before they expected.
After hoisting the Cup in 2010, they have now been eliminated in the first round in back to back seasons. We all know the talent is there, so who's to blame?
You can blame the players because several struggled throughout the season. You can blame general manager Stan Bowman for not adding the right players. You can also blame coach Joel Quenneville and his coaching staff.
Quenneville loves to juggle his lines from game to game and sometimes even shift to shift. He also has a history with switching goaltenders, which Hawks fans know very well over the last four seasons.
For the purpose of this article I will not be mentioning the goalie situation as that has been well documented. I also won't be looking into how Patrick Kane was moved around this season because that is much bigger issue.
These are five guys who I feel if we saw a little more of (or in some cases a little less) the Blackhawks could have been much better off.
If there is one I missed or you disagree with, sound off below.