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Why the "Bobble-Hawks" Are a Sign of Season

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Why the "Bobble-Hawks" Are a Sign of Season

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GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 12: (L-R) Nick Leddy #8, Jonathan Toews #19 and Duncan Keith #2 of the Chicago Blackhawks skate up to a face off during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on February 12, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Blackhawks 3-2 in an overtime shootout. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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The Chicago Blackhawks celebrate their franchise Wednesday by giving away a Tony Esposito bobblehead doll.  You know the kind with the judgemental headpieces that swivel up and down and all around.

The Esposito doll is the latest in a series of bobblehead giveaways.

But, it also serves as a bit of irony to the Blackhawks season.

The shaky heads of 'Hawks legends like Esposito, Denis Savard, Stan Mikita and Bobby Hull , in essence represent the bobbling heads of judgemental fans.

Game after game fans get into the action and cheer on their team. Their heads bobble with every power play and every shot, but then come to a rest when the Blackhawks lose the edge.
It makes me wonder, what if this year's giveaway theme featured rally towels instead of bobble heads.

Would the Hawks wipe up their opponents like last season?

The fact is the defending Stanley Cup Champions sit in 11th place, out of playoff picture if the season ended today.

What happened to the Stanley Cup rally cry of 2010 that started with the players passing around Lord Stanley and ended with the cry of REPEAT!

Can the Hawks stop the bobbling and settle in down the stretch? It depends on how Wild they get Wednesday against Minnesota.

Related Topics Tony Esposito, Bobby Hull, Playoffs
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