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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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9. St. Louis Blues

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I had them two spots higher when I started working on this yesterday, but then Robby Fabbri was announced as out for the season due to a knee injury. So that’s not good. The fact this team got Ryan Reaves off its roster alone makes it better, but there’s always Vladimir Tarasenko, Jaden Schwartz, Brayden Schenn and Alexander Steen to fall back on. Jake Allen‘s success is important, but the growth of younger forwards will also be key for the Blues this year.

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