Jun 15, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) and left wing Jonathan Drouin (27) after game six of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
8. Stanley Cup final rematch vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, October 24
It’s tough to underestimate Chicago’s October slate and this is another showdown to circle on the calendar. The Bolts have been perceived as the new version of the Blackhawks and had plenty of chances to dethrone them in the final.
Tampa should be just as loaded as last season and could even improve with the presence of young prospects such as Jonathan Drouin. Once again, the Hawks do get the benefit of this first rematch being at home.
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