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Five Reasons Why The Chicago Blackhawks Will Win The Stanley Cup In 2015

By Skylar Peters
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Jun 24, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) is congratulated by center Jonathan Toews (19) after being presented with the Conn Smythe Trophy 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: Michael Ivins-USA TODAY Sports

1. Big Expectations: Big Results

Now that the city of Chicago is used to seeing championship parades every couple of years, it’s time for the Blackhawks to deliver another one (sorry Bears fans). Ending their season just one goal away from the Stanley Cup final, a series that many thought the Blackhawks would have gone on to win, leaves a bad taste in the mouth, and players and fans alike are buzzing to wash that taste away.The Blackhawks are the odds-on favourite to take it all home in 2014-15, just as they were one year ago. Odds aside, everyone expects the Blackhawks to at the very least, contend for a championship in the 2014-15 season. It won’t be easy getting through the Western Conference, and for the third straight season, they may have to battle the Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference Final, arguably the league’s most dangerous playoff team. That weight is something the Blackhawks are used to carrying on their shoulders, and every time pressure is forced on them, the ‘Hawks respond in brilliant fashion.

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We are still two months away from the drop of the puck, and in the 82 games that follow, anything can happen. No matter the odds, Chicago Blackhawks fans can bet on their team making a strong case for the Stanley Cup in 2015, and they might just take it back to the Windy City.

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