Originally posted on Fox - The Hockey Guy  |  Last updated 9/24/13
The Chicago Blackhawks have won two of the last four Stanley Cups, a huge feat in this salary cap era. General manager Stan Bowman managed to keep the heart of his team together for still another run this season.These guys hate to see the “Dâ€* word, but it keeps coming up around this team.“I'm not really good at defining the word 'dynasty,'â€* Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman told reporters at the start of training camp. “We're striving to be a team that's competing for the Cup every year. We want to sustain this level of success not just for this season or next season, but for a number of seasons. Ultimately time will tell, but we're just getting started here.â€* About half the league has a reasonable shot at thwarting Chicago’s title defense. Here is how the top teams stack up:CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS2012-13 record: 36-7-5Franchise cornerstone: Patrick Kane, W. Reminder when Chicago fans tried to run him out of town because of his "Animal House" antics? They donâ€
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