Found October 02, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
I am moving on today with my regular season predictions.  Here are my Northwest Division predictions and here are my Pacific Division predictions.  Today, I move to the Central Division 1. Chicago Blackhawks - This is a team with a very good core of Duncan Keith, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane.  It is possible that any of this group could post career best seasons.  If they still had the depth of their 2010 Stanley Cup winner, this team would be the favorite this year.  The loss of depth moves the a few steps back as a Stanley Cup contender, but they still have a good team.  Patrick Sharp and Marian Hossa are very good depth forwards.  Dave Bolland provides a very good defensive game, but they don’t have the depth to be the top team in hockey.  On defence, Brent Seabrook is a very good partner for Keith and Niklas Hjalmarsson is counted upon to give a good season.  Corey Crawford is a solid goalie, but he has shown little reason to believe he can be a great one.  This team will...
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