The 2010-2011 Chicago Blackhawks seemingly cannot find a groove. Coming off a season that saw very few impediments on the way to the Stanley Cup; many believed the 'Hawks would reach the playoffs with very little effort, and then the team might be in trouble.
But, that does not seem to be the case as the team is scuffling mightily to even have a shot in the last month of the season to reach the eight seed in the playoffs. It has not been because of injuries or the competition in the Western Conference getting better. It has been mostly because of some players underperforming and what some believe is a Stanley Cup hangover.
So I have compared the Blackhawks to the "year after" teams of the last decade to see if in fact this is the worst follow-up after a Cup win.