Podcast: Melrose likes Hawks' continuity
February, 6, 2013
By Staff | ESPNChicago.com
"This team is basically the same team that finished last year. They added a few sort of secondary parts, but overall it's basically the same team, and the teams that have done that have started pretty good -- St. Louis has started good, Boston has started good. The teams that didn't make a lot of changes have all started pretty good.
"And why should we be surprised by this team? They won the Stanley Cup a couple years ago. And then they're looking like the team that won the Stanley Cup.
"Patrick Kane is probably playing the best hockey he's played in a couple years. They have some secondary scoring on the third and fourth lines, the defense is a little deeper and Crawford has been great in net. The kid struggled last year in the playoffs and has been great in the regular season."