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Blackhawks: Ten storylines to watch throughout the season

Alex DeBrincat #12, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Alex DeBrincat #12, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /
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Marc-Andre Fleury #29, Chicago Blackhawks
Marc-Andre Fleury #29, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /

5. The Fleury Effect

The Blackhawks ran with Kevin Lankinen, Malcolm Subban, and Collin Delia in 2020-21. Now they have a proven elite goaltender on their hands in Marc-Andre Fleury. Fleury is coming to Chicago with a chip on his shoulder after being traded from Vegas in a surprising move for basically nothing.

The reigning Vezina Trophy winner will be looking to prove that last season was not a fluke for him successfully, and the best way for him to prove that would be to win with this group in Chicago.

The Blackhawks have a good defense to support Fleury and hopefully now one of their biggest weaknesses in the past can now be their biggest strength. How the team responds to Fleury will be a storyline to watch this season as different guys will have a little more intensity on the ice with a hall of fame goalie now backstopping the team.

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