Day 6 is Chicago’s turn.
The 2010 Champions are the spotlight today in the FanSided NHL Preview world. What will these guys do this season? Will they dominate and erase the tough loss to Vancouver in last year’s playoffs?
John Schultz – the lead write for BLACKHAWK UP provides us with the following excerpt from their preview.
Ah, to bring Jeremy Roenick to tears again.
Make no doubt about it, that’s the mission this year. After suffering through the worst post-Stanley Cup cap crunch of any team since the lockout, the Chicago Blackhawks have re-emerged with most of that core still intact and retooled for what we hope is another deep run in 2012.
Looking at the names on the roster, one can’t help but get giddy with anticipation. Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, Marian Hossa, Dave Bolland, Duncan Keith, and Brent Seabrook; is there a better core group in the NHL? The simple answer is “No.” Aside from solid years from the departed Brian Campbell and rookies Corey Crawford (.917 Sv%, 2.30 GAA) and Brian Bickell (17 G, 37 Pts), these guys for the most part dragged around a group of has-beens and never-should-have-been-yets, and still came within an overtime goal of taking down the Presidents’ Trophy winners and hated rivals, the Vancouver Canucks. With a long summer to recharge and another year’s experience under their belts, this still young crew will have a much better – and much deeper – supporting cast this season.
To check out more of the Blackhawk preview, check out the following site: http://blackhawkup.com/2011/09/06/around-the-nhl-in-30-days-its-the-chicago-blackhawks-man/
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