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Five Reasons Why You Should Be Excited About the NHL Regular Season

By Skylar Peters
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Jun 24, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks players and coaches pose for a photo with the Stanley Cup after game six of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. The Blackhawks won 3-2 to win the series four games to two. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Serious Contenders To Repeat As Stanley Cup Champions

The Chicago Blackhawks went on a roll in 2013, dominating the regular season, and ending a memorable playoff run as Stanley Cup Champions. With rumbles of the word ‘dynasty’ starting to float around, the Blackhawks got a big boost early in the summer, where Vegas released their odds, marking the ‘Hawks as the favourite to win again, with odds of 6/1. The Blackhawks look just as dangerous on paper, keeping their starting goaltender, Conn Smythe Trophy winner, their entire offensive and defensive core, and filling in the void with NHL-ready prospects. However, the L.A. Kings were in a similar position the year previous, but fell just short, reaching the Conference Finals before being eliminated by Chicago. With tons of experience, and a great crop of youth, the Blackhawks will have high expectations for the season ahead. They will have a target on their back, and are going to have to battle every night to prove their worth, making for some exciting hockey.

If you’re on the fence about becoming a hockey fan, now is the time to try it out. The season is just getting ready to launch, and the next 9 months are a dream come true for existing hockey fans. Who knows, you might consider yourself a fan too!

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