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Chicago Blackhawks: 5 Reasons For Pessimism In 2016-17

By Gail Kauchak
Apr 25, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues center Patrik Berglund (21) checks Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) during the second period in game seven of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 25, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues center Patrik Berglund (21) checks Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) during the second period in game seven of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /
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It’s not always easy to be positive, especially with some of the concerns going into this Chicago Blackhawks’ season

A few days ago, we discussed 5 reasons to be optimistic about the Chicago Blackhawks’ upcoming season.  Today it’s time to look at the other side of the coin.  There are many questions and concerns going into any season, and this year is no exception.

In fact, many fans are very concerned that the Hawks might not have the talent and depth needed to make a push for the Stanley Cup this year.  Let’s take a look at 5 reasons to be pessimistic about the upcoming season.

Next: Reason No. 1: The First Line

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