What point total would you be happy with for this 6 game road trip?
Obviously we all went them to win every game but I doubt they go 48-0-0 (but who knows right!! LOL!).
That said, it seems reasonable to me to think they can get a point/game in this stretch and come home with 18 points. That would give them 75% of all possible points through the first quarter (1/4) of their season AND have a very favorable remainder of their schedule with 22 of the remaining 36 games at the UC.
The safe answer I suppose is 6 or better. None of these are easy games at all and pit the Blackhawks up against a buffet of Western Conference playoff contenders.
I'd like to think that the team's confidence will carry them through and the constant travel will keep in them in "one game at a time" mode, with players forging relationships and linemates coming together to succeed in hostile environments.
I'll take half the possible points (six), but I think they can get as many as nine. However, getting an extra point or two would not surprise me, but I'll take a modest six or seven points, which would give us 18 or 19 of the first 24 with a heavy home stretch right after.
I'd be fine if we got 4 pts as long as those points came from absolute blowouts to Vancouver and SJ.
Vancouver because it's always hilarious when we beat them and SJ because we need to make a statement. There are a few teams in the West that are really going to compete for 1st place and SJ is at the top of the heap. I'd like to cut them down a bit if we can.
Wild - L
Canucks - W
Flames - W
Sharks - L
Coyotes - W
Preds - W
I'm thinking we will get 8. As long as we go at least .500, ill be ok with it.
I agree with all of those. Just a bad vibe about the Wild, especially with it being @ Minnesota. Canucks are terrible right now. Flames are mediocre as usual. Sharks are lethal on offense right now, that will be a shootout. Smith I think will be back by then, but not scared of them at all. Preds don't impress me one bit.