We all know who the big guns are. We need players like Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa to fulfill their scoring duties. We know that Corey Crawford is a reliable—if not a great—starting goaltender. The team is certainly not the same without Duncan Keith in the lineup. That much is certain.
The Chicago Blackhawks depend on their stars as anyone does, but there are players on their roster that do not get recognition and are critical to the team's success.
They haven't been flashy, perhaps not brilliant. Regardless, Hawks fans know what they are going to get night-in, night-out from these few. Models of consistency, their roles on the team have been just as vital to the Hawks current record.