As the Blackhawks finish their demanding West Coast road trip, general manager Stan Bowman and head coach Joel Quenneville have an opportunity to examine their team during the Olympic break.
When the team returns to action at the end of the month, the Blackhawks will begin the home stretch of the regular season.
Their inability to win games that stretch past 60 minutes—14 overtime and shootout losses—will likely cost them the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference and could cost them the division title.
However, this is still a powerful team capable of winning its second straight Stanley Cup and third in five seasons. Here's a look at the biggest questions the Blackhawks' brain trust will have to consider.