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NHL Preseason Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks Crack Top 10

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BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 25: Chicago Blackhawks right wing Alex DeBrincat (12) moves the puck as Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) closes in during a preseason game between the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks on September 25, 2017, at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 25: Chicago Blackhawks right wing Alex DeBrincat (12) moves the puck as Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) closes in during a preseason game between the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks on September 25, 2017, at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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17. Columbus Blue Jackets

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I think the Jackets will realize quickly that, no matter how much they enjoy Artemi Panarin‘s fireworks on offense, they’re missing Brandon Saad‘s two-way play more. Sergei Bobrovsky is going to need to be at his Vezina Trophy-winning best for the Jackets to hang with the Penguins and Capitals like they did last season. Early preseason returns (.870/3.64) are not positive.

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