Analysis

Staff Predictions for the Chicago Blackhawks 2021-22 season

By Jimmy Lynch
Jonathan Toews #19, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Jonathan Toews #19, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /
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Tyler Johnson #9, Chicago Blackhawks
Tyler Johnson #9, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

Who will win the presidents trophy?

Seth Stauffer: Toronto. The team is strong and should be consistently winning games all season long. As long as their top players produce, they’ll be sitting at the top of the league all season.

Jeremy Riback:  Colorado Avalanche. Even after losing starting goalie and Vezina finalist Phillip Grubauer in free agency, this team is still loaded. Nathan MacKinnon and Cale Makar are as good as it gets at their positions in the league, and they have so much forward depth. This team should have made a deeper run last season after winning the Presidents trophy, but they weren’t able to. I think they are still one of, if not, the best team in the NHL.

Justin Klawans: I think the Tampa Bay Lightning will win the President’s Trophy.

Matt Kamholz: Tampa Bay Lightning, 109pts Tampa Bay is the two-time defending champion for a reason. They lost their whole 3rd line, but that lineup is still lethal and they have the prospect cupboard to keep it stocked for now. Not to mention, all the key guys are fairly young and don’t break the bank. Tampa Bay is my favorite to win the President’s Trophy.

Jimmy Lynch: The Vegas Golden Knights are in a weak division and should have a lot of points accumulated against those divisional rivals. I think they should run away with the presidents trophy this season.

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