Blackhawks powerless against rivals

November, 7, 2011
11/07/11
12:08
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Isaacson By Melissa Isaacson
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- It’s one of those games that might be easy to dismiss in early November, even with its exposure of a lingering problem, if not for the nemesis that dismissed them.

The Blackhawks returned from a father-son weekend in Florida looking as if they fell asleep by the pool without sunscreen. Though they were 1-1 in the Sunshine State, they looked infinitely better than they did in the listless 6-2 loss sustained at the hands of the Vancouver Canucks upon their return home Sunday night.

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Melissa Isaacson

Columnist, ESPNChicago.com
Melissa Isaacson is a columnist for espnW.com, ESPN Chicago and ESPN.com. The award-winning writer has covered Chicago sports for most of her 31-year career, including at the Chicago Tribune before joining ESPN in 2009. Isaacson has also covered tennis since 1986.

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