Inconsistent play has been a theme for the Chicago Blackhawks' 2011-12 NHL season through the first few months. A number of players on the Hawks roster have been the main cause of that inconsistent play.
You can't point fingers at the team's core group of skaters, consisting of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp and Marian Hossa, because these guys are the reason the Hawks have achieved the amount of success they have this season. They've been playing like men amongst boys, and it seems like no one can get in their way.
The inconsistent play comes from a number of the Hawks' role players on the roster.
For whatever reason, whether it be injuries, lack of patience or just bad execution, a number of individuals on the Hawks have been unable to play at a consistent level.
These players have experienced major highs and lows thus far in the 2011-12 season.