I do not think anyone, except for our very own Ryan Fedrau, thought we would see the Blackhawks in playoff hockey this season. Except here we are and the NHL just made the move to have 24 teams compete for the Stanley Cup whenever the league does start playing hockey again.
The Blackhawks and Oilers are set to play each other in the first round whenever that might be, and while we have already talked about the chances of winning the second and third round, we are skipping over round one a little in our recent analysis. So today, I want to talk about three main reasons I believe the Blackhawks have the chance to beat the Oilers this postseason, and it is completely possible.
The Blackhawks and Oilers have not met in the post season in a long time, and while they used to dominate us when we did meet, this is not the same Oilers or Blackhawks team. Now the Blackhawks have veterans like Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane ready to push their team into the second round for the first time since 2015, and the Oilers have a young Connor McDavid anxious to win his first Cup and cement himself next to Crosby as the MVP in the NHL.
This first round is certainly going to be exciting with all of the great matchups, but out of all the matchups, I think the Blackhawks and Oilers is going to be the best one. McDavid vs Kane, this is going to be a very good offensive series with a lot of goals, and it could go the full five games. So without further ado, here are my three seasons the Blackhawks will get past the Edmonton Oilers!