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Are the Blackhawks for real? Stanley, anybody?

Posted on: December 14, 2008 8:13 pm

The Hawks are an impressive 14-6-7 on the year and currently are in 4th place in the division, a big difference from this time a year ago.  With the free agent pick ups of Campbell and Huet, the Hawks seem to be off to the start that might win them the Stanley.  Many people in Chicago are saying that the Hawks could do it, but could they really.  Look at Detroit, they pick up Hossa, and I garauntee, if the Penguins won the cup, he would have been the MVP.  He is somebody you would never think could do it until they get on a good team.  The Sharks are just, unbelievable this year.  But this is about the Hawks.  Kane, Sharp, Toews, Versteeg, Havlat, Ladd, Bolland and a few others are proven or are proving that they could become a big scorer like the others.  Khabby and Huet have under a 2.60 GAA (Goals Against Average) and are both pretty big reasons about the good start.  Although I would personally like to see the Hawks to hold Lord Stanley in the United Center, I don't think they will do it.  They will get close, win one or two series in the playoffs, maybe even make it to the finals, but the Hawks just don't seem like the team that could win.  With a big trade, they might be able to get there, but that would only help them this year, not for the years to come.  This team will win the Stanley cup within the next five years, but probably not this year.

Category: NHL
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