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Blackhawks Beat: Breaking down the team's infamous 'slingshot' power play

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December 14, 2023

Hey Diehards!

Thanks for checking out another edition of Blackhawks Beat.

And special thanks to Steve Peters of PHNX Coyotes for his help on this one. Make sure to follow all the great stuff they do and give Petey a follow.

"Stop going backwards!"

"Move your feet!"

"What are they doing?"

If you've ever caught yourself thinking (or screaming) these thoughts, chances are it was during another unsuccessful Blackhawks power play. You're not alone. It can be frustrating to watch and even harder to understand.

The Blackhawks have been using the "slingshot" or "drop breakout" power play for several years, and more often than not, it has created more frustration than goa...

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