Blackhawks: Staff Reaction To Our Preseason Predictions

Kevin Lankinen #32, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Kevin Lankinen #32, Chicago Blackhawks
Kevin Lankinen #32, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

Before the season began, the Blackhawk Up staff got together for a fun article. We talked about some predictions for the team and where they will finish. Going into a season unlike any other anything could happen, and our predictions showed that.

The 56 games could not have gone any faster. This season just flew by and I cannot wait to be back for more in 2021-22! This Blackhawks season was unlike any other, well except when it comes to the first category we were looking at.

Blackhawks point leader:

Patrick Kane: 66 points (15 G 51 A)

Jake Wheeler:  

I picked Patrick Kane to lead the Blackhawks in points this season. To no one’s surprise, he was the top scorer for the team. Kane has elevated his game ever since he entered his prime and he is not slowing down. Aside from Kane and Alex DeBrincat, it would be nice to see some more depth scoring.

Jimmy Lynch: 

This might be the only category I actually hit spot on. I said that Kane was going to lead the team in points but DeBrincat would be right behind him thanks to a great bounce-back season. That did come true. While I am happy with how the two stars played, Kane only scoring 15 goals was different, especially because it seemed like he started the year hot.

Seth Stauffer:

Patrick Kane – Originally, I had predicted Patrick Kane would lead the team in points. I was right. Kane is a safe bet to lead the team’s offense until he starts to show a noticeable decline. His 66 points for the year aren’t anywhere near Connor McDavid’s historic run, but it sets a high bar. His playmaking ability is as sharp as ever, and he’ll almost certainly drive the team’s offense next year as well.

Justin Klawans: 

I picked Alex DeBrincat to lead the team in points. Unsurprisingly, though, Patrick Kane ended up leading the team with 66 points in 56 games, a remarkable outing. However, DeBrincat did lead the team in goals this season with 32, so I don’t feel like my prediction was entirely off base! DeBrincat had a monster year, and I look forward to what he will do in future seasons.