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NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks Barely Crack Top 20

By Matt Morrow
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 10: Members of the Chicago Blackhawks salute the crowd after a win over the Arizona Coyotes at the United Center on December 10, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Coyotes 3-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 10: Members of the Chicago Blackhawks salute the crowd after a win over the Arizona Coyotes at the United Center on December 10, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Coyotes 3-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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They’ve been a very average team of late. To date, they’ve given up an average of 3.25 goals per game, while only scoring three per game on average, despite their best players playing like their best players. They have been at the center of trade rumors of late, but with not much open cap space, some salary would have to go the other way in any potential move.

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