In today’s episode of Fansided’s 30 in 30 the 2010 Stanley Cup Champion, Chicago Blackhawks, are brought to you by Blackhawk Up along with a very snazzy season preview picture.
Their conclusion about their team is as follows:
With an elite and rested core, offensive firepower, a tougher defense that promises to still be among the league’s best in transition, and better overall depth, the Blackhawks should be favored to win the Central Division and be among the league’s top regular season teams. 110 points is well within reach, but this team wasn’t built primarily to complete for the regular season crown. The 2012 Blackhawks are a team that is retooled to handle the physical game that was often lacking last year and that is needed to go deep into the playoffs. How far they actually go is the million dollar question, but heading into the season their chances are as good as any – and better than most.
How they got to this can be seen here.
Last season the Avs and Hawks played four games, three of which were VERY exciting and the Avs won all three of those. This season the teams play four again with two games being a home and home on 10/20 and 10/22. If the Hawks stay healthy they should be one of the top teams in the West and I look forward to their matchups with the Avalanche.
Make sure to tune in tomorrow as it is our turn on FanSided’s 30 in 30!!!