Madison Street Hockey: Chicago Blackhawks Week 1 Review

Michael Gibbons@DachicagofanCorrespondent IIOctober 13, 2011

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 13: Daniel Carcillo #13 of the Chicago Blackhawks controls the puck as Alexander Burmistrov #8 of the Winnipeg Jets closes in at the United Center on October 13, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Join Gibbs & Jon Fromi as they break down the Chicago Blackhawks each and every week.

This week we will be reviewing the first week of the season as well as looking ahead to next week.

How have the Hawks looked in the first three games? How have the new guys looked? Carbomb got his first action against the Jets after his two-game suspension. How did he do alongside Kaner & Hossa?

The Hawks continue to struggle in the power play, how can coach Q solve it?

Ben Smith and Viktor Stalberg have returned to practice. When can we expect to see them on the ice, and what did we think of Brandon Saad in his three games with the team?

Is the Corey Crawford injury serious?

The Hawks fans got to see two fan favorites on Thursday. How was the reception? If you could pick only one, who would you want back: Andrew Ladd of Big Buff?

Looking ahead, the Hawks host the Stanley Cup champion Bruins and then hit the road for two against Coyotes and Avs.

All this, and whatever else we can fit into an hour jam-packed with Hawks talk.

Jon is a featured columnist for the Blackhawks on, as well as adding game recaps on for the upcoming season.

Gibbs has been blogging about all the Chicago teams for years, and you can find all his work on the show’s home Make sure to follow him on Twitter @dachicagofan for all his rants off the air.

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