Toews continues to have faith in Blackhawks

26 October 2021 00:08:56 GMTPlus11
Jonathan Toews is adamant that Chicago can recover from their poor start

Captain Jonathan Toews believes the Chicago Blackhawks have the answers to their poor start to the season in their locker room.

The Blackhawks, 100/1 to win the Stanley Cup in 2021/22, are winless in six games (0-5-1), most recently suffering a 6-3 defeat to the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.

Captain back in the action

Toews missed the entirety of last season due to a Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome but has returned this term and registered his first two points, a pair of assists against Detroit.

With the return of their Captain, and big-name additions of goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, and defensive brothers Seth and Caleb Jones, the Blackhawks had hoped that their re-build was to be accelerated this season.

I think everyone's trying to take responsibility on how they can be better.

Jonathan Toews

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Coach Jeremy Colliton is under pressure but Toews has backed his boss and said he believes Chicago have the resources to turn the situation around.

The Canadian center has led the Blackhawks to the Stanley Cup three times (2010, 2013 and 2015). In 2010, Toews was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the playoffs.

In his most recent full active season (2019/20), Toews scored 60 points (18 goals, 42 assists) in 70 regular season games.

Locker room meeting

The Blackhawks held a private after the Detroit defeat and will again have the opportunity to gain their first win of the season on Wednesday against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The 30-year-old said to the media: "Specifics of what's said in the locker room always stay in the locker room. But you could imagine we're just trying to dig ourselves out of the hole that we've kind of gotten ourselves in for six games here.

"It's not a good feeling. At the end of the day, the solution's in our locker room. It's everybody. So, I think everyone's trying to take responsibility on how they can be better and help our team and get the win column."

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