@kennethmiller is ready to get the job done this week. Can he take the Hawks down this week?

NHL.com/nhl – All-Star Game coverage – Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, 12:10:15A week ago, we wrote about the excitement around the 2018-19 NHL season.

A year later, it is the playoffs and the teams are going to have to prove their worth.

Here are some of the players to watch on Thursday:A look at the top players on the Hawks as they prepare to take on the Kings, Devils and Lightning.

The Hawks will need to show some consistency, but if they can, they should be a force to be reckoned with.

This is the time of year when teams are trying to get over the hump and make some noise in the playoffs.

The Hawks will have to make some bold moves this week, but the challenge is the same.

They’ll need to be disciplined, but also aggressive.

I think this is the year that the Hawks finally get to play the team they know and love.

It is not a coincidence that the team is led by a superstar, and they can do so much better.

They are building for the future.

With two games left in the regular season, the Hawks are already on pace to make the playoffs, but this is not the year they have to do it all.

They will need some luck and a lot of patience to take them to the Stanley Cup.