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Chicago Blackhawks: 10 Predictions for 2016

By Andrew Facemyer
Nov 8, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) reacts after scoring a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the third period at the United Center. The Chicago Blackhawks defat the Edmonton Oilers 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 8, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) reacts after scoring a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the third period at the United Center. The Chicago Blackhawks defat the Edmonton Oilers 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jun 18, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; The Chicago Blackhawks parade makes its way east on Monroe during the 2015 Stanley Cup championship parade and rally at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 18, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; The Chicago Blackhawks parade makes its way east on Monroe during the 2015 Stanley Cup championship parade and rally at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports /

2. Patrick Kane Will Win His Second Conn Smythe Award

Honestly, this is the easiest prediction to back up. Kane has always proven that his play elevates during the playoffs. If he plays better than he has this season so far, then their will be some defenses shivering in there sleep.

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1. We Get Another Parade on Madison Ave.

We’ll have an underappreciated Crawford at the top of his game. We’ll have Duncan Keith playing 30 minutes per game. We’ll have Jonathan Toews prove once again that he is one of the greatest captains in all of sports.

Ladies and gentlemen, this team is still finding it’s stride. It may seem like a long shot at this point. It may seem absolutely bonkers. But do not underestimate leadership. Do not underestimate experience. Do not underestimate how 17 seconds can affect to your fate. Anything could happen.

One goal. And Happy New Year.

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