Four teams the Chicago Blackhawks could end up playing in the playoffs
By Jimmy Lynch
Potential Opponent One: The St. Louis Blues
The St. Louis Blues are the top team in the western conference. When I look at the Blues I have to tip my hat to them. They have managed to stay relevant across most of this decade, minus a year where they missed the playoffs in 2017-18, they followed that up with the Stanley Cup in 2019.
The Blackhawks know what it is like to compete following winning it all. Every team is trying to catch the Blues this season, and if there is one team I want to knock out the Blues it is the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Blackhawks and Blues are longtime rivals, and that type of rivalry does not change after one Stanley Cup. After Chicago won the cup in 2010 a lot of Detroit Red Wings fans said something like this, “yes you won but you did not have to beat us to get it” now it’s our turn to end the Blues playoffs hope.
The St. Louis Blues ended the Blackhawks season in 2016 following their third Stanley Cup in six seasons, maybe this is our time to return the favor and end theirs. I know we are going off a lot of hypotheticals on this one, the Blackhawks might not even play the Blues if they do make the playoffs there are a few other teams to keep on our radar.