5. The Team Gets Some Luck From Other Teams:
Lastly on our list of best case scenarios for the team in 2021-22 is the fact that the Hawks need to see some other teams help them out. Teams like the Blues, Stars, and Predators are going to have to lose some games against different opponents for the Hawks to succeed.
It is very important that the Blackhawks get hot and play good hockey, and it is also very important that the opponents within the division don’t get hot. We saw it last season. The Hawks got hot and early and were in a playoff position.
All they had to do was finish the year playing 500 hockey and there was a good chance they could sneak into the playoffs, the only issue was that the Nashville Predators had other ideas. The Hawks did play average hockey, but the Predators went on a run themselves and took that final playoff spot and never looked back.
Winning and making the playoffs does involve some luck from some outside forces, for the Blackhawks that luck this season involves the other teams in the division losing in regulation and not OT or having a bad couple of games in a row.
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The Blackhawks do need to play the best hockey they can and not rely on other teams to mark the postseason, but they do also need a few things outside of their locker room to go right to push for the playoffs.