The Chicago Blackhawks are entering this season with an improved lineup looking to make the playoffs.
The Blackhawks are looking to make the postseason this year, and that means they need to put together a better point total than they have in the past. According to WynnBet, the line for the Blackhawks sits at 91.5 this season.
That definitely might be around the total the team gets in my mind I think the Hawks are hoping they get to 95 but around 91.5 seems right. Chicago has not gotten to a total that high since the 2016-17 season when they lost in the first round to the Nashville Predators. Since that year the team has not gotten more than 84 points which was once in 2018-19.
If I had to take a guess I would guess that the Hawks can get past 91.5 points. Sure it might be 92 points, but really I think this is the year that they get back into the postseason and make some noise. Yes, maybe they barely sneak in, but at the same time when we look around the conference at the different teams they really are in the mix of it, they just have to go on a hot streak and get going.
With guys like Marc-Andre Fleury and Seth Jones on the team, this is a different team than we have seen in the past. It might take some time early to establish their identity and play as a complete team, but come January I think this could be one of the most interesting teams to watch in the league. If they can just stay afloat till then this will be a fun year.
If the Blackhawks were to surpass this point total in 2021-22 then it definitely will be on the way to a playoff year in Chicago. However, if they miss out on passing this total then it will be another year watching the playoffs on the couch for the Blackhawks, another year hoping something changes.
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Do you think the Blackhawks can exceed the 91.5 point total? That seems to be right on the nose for this group so it could go either way.