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Chicago Blackhawks Roundtable: Central Division And Cameos

By Colin Likas
Jan 24, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brian Campbell (51) takes a shot during the first period against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 24, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brian Campbell (51) takes a shot during the first period against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jan 24, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brian Campbell (51) takes a shot during the first period against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /

The Chicago Blackhawks roundtable today is mixing the serious on the ice with the not-so-serious off it

If the Chicago Blackhawks are stressing you out (which, before the postseason, they probably shouldn’t be), what do you turn to as a calming mechanism? Perhaps the only correct answer right now is “Soup And A Sandwich.”

Yes, the ridiculous web series starring Brian Campbell and Artemi Panarin, which is already three episodes long. All of them have been so hilariously strange, and hopefully there’s more to come.

We’re going to touch on that in today’s Chicago Blackhawks roundtable to go along with a more serious topic: the Central Division. Though there are plenty of games left in the regular season, it seems like the Minnesota Wild are just on a war path to the title.

Still, the Blackhawks and Wild have to meet a few more times this season (Wednesday marking the first of those instances), and Minnesota could start to struggle and render its games in hand meaningless.

But there’s a fair chance we’re going to see the fourth different Central Division winner in the last four seasons at this rate — either the Wild or the Blackhawks. Yes, consider the Blackhawks haven’t even won the Central the last three seasons. It was Dallas in 2016, St. Louis in 2015 and Colorado in 2014.

That won’t stop us from looking a little closer at the Central Division today to go along with our “Soup And A Sandwich.” So, on to the roundtable questions.

Question 1: Where do you think the Blackhawks will finish in the Central Division race and why?

Question 2: Who do you think would make a good guest on the “Soup And A Sandwich” web series and why?

Let’s see what our group of experts came up with this week.

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