The Chicago Blackhawks have hit the ice hard, falling to its longest skid since the 2006-07 season.

Then, Toews was finishing his last season with the University of North Dakota. 

But, for better or for worse, Toews is in it for the long haul. He probably just didn't expect things to get this bad.

Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune followed up with the captain after the team's 9th conesucutive loss, which happened against the Nashville Predators. (See video below.)

Here's what Toews said:

"Every minute of the day lately," Toews said Wednesday of how often he thinks about the skid. "It's tough to get some sleep the way things have been going.""Every minute of the day lately," Toews said Wednesday of how often he thinks about the skid. "It's tough to get some sleep the way things have been going."

Meamwhile, coach Joel Quenneville has been managing a juggling act of subpar goalies as of late, with a bruised up defense.

The Blackhawks, as a whole, can't wait any longer to get off the horrid road trip as they embark of their eighth game in the nine-game stretch.

Corey Crawford will get the nod from Quenneville as the Blackhawks entertain the thought of capturing two points from the Eastern Conference heavyweight. 

"(Crawford) wants the net, he wants to play," Quenneville told the Tribune of Crawford, who hasn't won since Jan. 18 and is sporting a personal five-game losing streak. "We need a win."