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Chicago Blackhawks’ Biggest Playoff Fears

By Mike Brennan
Mar 6, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) is congratulated by right wing Patrick Kane (88) following the third period against the Detroit Red Wings at the United Center. Chicago won 4-1. Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 6, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) is congratulated by right wing Patrick Kane (88) following the third period against the Detroit Red Wings at the United Center. Chicago won 4-1. Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /
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No. 7: San Jose Sharks

So I do not get many opportunities to talk about the Sharks, but let’s just take a moment to listen to the possible goal song for the Sharks next season. They are doing a fan vote for their new goal song, and this is a finalist. If this becomes the new song, the Sharks never deserve to score a goal again. I thought the NHL and teams learned that fan votes do not work very well. I guess not, but here’s the link in case you want to make the Sharks use the worst thing I have ever heard in my life.

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Anyways, as for the actual team, the Sharks are just OK this season. It is a lock that they will at least get the third spot in the Pacific. They may be able to jump the Ducks or Kings for the second spot, but I think they will likely stay put. This team has a great core of veterans who have been there before. However, the Sharks are classic playoff choke artists. Remember back in 2014 when they blew a 3-0 lead in a series against the Kings? Yeah, well, it is pretty much the same core of players here. In my eyes, it is not likely the Sharks even make it out of their division to play the ‘Hawks in the Conference Finals. So because of that, the Sharks are No. 7. If the Sharks and the ‘Hawks were in the same division, they would be a lot higher, though.

Next: No. 6: Nashville Predators

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