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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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5. Edmonton Oilers

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We have a similar setup in some ways between Toronto and Edmonton. There are the exciting young forwards with veterans among them (though no one will mistake Milan Lucic and Jossi Jokinen for Marleau). There’s a defense trying to find itself (though with vets Kris Russell and Andrej Sekera). And there’s a goaltender who may or may not be able to lead its team out of the West. It’s worth noting, though, that Cam Talbot has had a far worse preseason than Andersen.

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