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Five Reasons Chicago Blackhawks Fans Should Be Excited For The 2018-19 Season (Part II)

By Samuel Boland
KELOWNA, BC - OCTOBER 20: Henri Jokiharju
KELOWNA, BC - OCTOBER 20: Henri Jokiharju /
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After two less-than-desirable seasons for the Chicago Blackhawks, Blackhawk Up gives you five reasons to be excited for the 2018-19 campaign (Part II).

Last year, the Chicago Blackhawks were supposed to be back and searching for revenge. They were supposed to come in with something to prove. Players, management, and fans alike had expectations going into last season.

They didn’t quite pan out.

A Corey Crawford head injury derailed the team in late December and sent the Hawks on a downward spiral into a last place Central Division finish. It was their worst season since the 2006-07 campaign where they went 31-42-9 when head coach Trent Yawney was fired and replaced by Dennis Savard.

A season like that makes it very easy to be pessimistic about the upcoming Blackhawks season. However, Blackhawk Up gives you five reasons why fans should be excited (and optimistic) for Chicago’s upcoming campaign.

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  • No. 1 and 2

    The first, “The Year of the Alex DeBrincat” was brought to us with inspiration from our good friends over at Puck Prose who gave one reason each NHL team should be excited for the upcoming year.

    The second reason Blackhawks fans should be excited is their goaltending. While the dust hasn’t settled on when Crawford will return and the type of player he will be, or how Cam Ward will fit in, there’s finally consistency in the Blackhawks’ crease which hasn’t been around since December of last year. It’ll undoubtedly help General Manager Stan Bowman to identify, and plug, the most glaring holes in this current roster.

    For more on either of these, check the first part of this story here.

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