The Chicago Blackhawks haven't come out of the gates flying to start the 2013-14 NHL season—at least not compared to what they managed to do last year—but this Stanley Cup hangover appears to be a mild one.
Sometimes the sluggishness can take a few weeks to wear off. While Chicago hasn't been lights out, they haven't been bad either. They're currently fourth in the Central Division with a 3-1-1 record and would be higher if it wasn't for the world-beating start of the Colorado Avalanche and the undefeated St. Louis Blues.
If the 'Hawks know one thing, they know that a season isn't made or broken in the first 10 days (try telling that to the Buffalo Sabres). They know this is a marathon and not a sprint. That said, several Chicago players have started off hot or cold, and it will be interesting to see who comes on as the season progresses and who cools off.
All stats appear courtesy of Chicago's official website unless otherwise noted.