Different Ways The Blackhawks Next Season Could Finish (Good and Bad)

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Scenario Two: Competitive (On The Outside Looking In)

This core group of players is not going to bend over to Stan Bowman and the Blackhawks management that would be better off watching the team lose in order to secure the best draft pick available.

If Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Brent Seabrook, Duncan Keith, and Andrew Shaw can find a way to stay healthy and play some of the best hockey of their careers then sure Chicago could be competitive from the outside looking into the playoffs.

Chicago has been a streaky team in the past. That is why I could see them going on some win streaks throughout their shortened season. However, that will also be followed up with some long losing streaks, which would be costly to the Blackhawks season.

In this supposed scenario I could see things being similar to the 2018-19 Chicago Blackhawks. The kept finding ways to get fans hopes up thanks to winning streaks and miraculous ways to escape games with a point that wasn’t really deserved, and yet by the time the season only had four or so more games they managed to completely blow their chance at the playoffs at the end.