The Chicago Blackhawks' Struggle Points for the 2011-2012 Season

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The Chicago Blackhawks' Struggle Points for the 2011-2012 Season
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Corey Crawford hangs his head after the Hawks could not complete the 3-0 comeback losing to the Canucks in Game 7 of the first round of the playoffs.

The Chicago Blackhawks' "fairy-tale" ending was not meant to be last season.

The Blackhawks were down 3-0 in the first-round of the playoffs against the President's Trophy-winning Vancouver Canucks. Chicago was able to tie the series 3-3, but winning four straight proved to be too much for the 'Hawks. The Blackhawks lost Game 7 in Vancouver, ending their playoff run and a shot to defend the Stanley Cup.

This season, the Chicago Blackhawks hope to make another run in the playoffs, but this time to get back to where they were in 2010—the Stanley Cup Finals. 

Let's take a look at the top 5 areas they will struggle in for the 2011-2012 season.

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