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Five Reasons Why Teuvo Teravainen Should Play The Full Season In Chicago

By Skylar Peters
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Mar 25, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Teuvo Teravainen (86) reaches for the puck against Dallas Stars center

Dustin Jeffrey

(11) during the first period at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

#1: Starting Young Has Worked For The Blackhawks In The Past

The Blackhawks have had a history of starting their core players young. At #3 overall, Jonathan Toews was nearly a lock to play for the ‘Hawks in his first season, as soon as he put his draft hat on. Patrick Kane was also a no-doubter as the first overall pick in 2007, and more recently, Brandon Saad won his first Stanley Cup ring at the ripe age of 20. With an organization that has built itself up since the days of the Toews and Kane rookie seasons, the Blackhawks have become the best team to start an NHL career with, if one can make it there. The Norris Trophies, Conn Smythe Trophies, Selke Trophies, and Stanley Cups that have been won by current Blackhawks is simply staggering, and the winning culture that Teravainen can get used to at a young age is a privelege not granted to some of the league’s all-time greats. That head start, coupled with the raw skill and hockey sense that Teravainen possesses, can put him on the fast track to becoming one of the league’s best players, and more importantly, another player to remember from this Blackhawks’ golden age.

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