5. They should be hungry
We’ve already discussed the core group. Make no mistake; all these guys are pissed off that they lost in the first round of the playoffs last season.
They’re motivated to turn the tide and take advantage of a fresh start. They understand the long haul of the regular season, but will do everything in their power to make sure they make it to the playoffs. And when they do, there will be the desire to write a different story.
And let’s factor in the new kids. The Chicago Blackhawks have a lot of open slots this season. There are numerous young players (more on this in the next post) who are going to get a chance to prove they belong at the NHL level this year. These youngsters are going to be working really hard to keep their spots.
There are many pieces in place that make this Chicago Blackhawks team a favorite to compete for another Stanley Cup. Let’s hope that the positives discussed above will turn out in the team’s favor.
As fans, we have a lot to be excited about. Here’s something I can guarantee: We’re going to be hearing some Chelsea Dagger real soon!