With NHL fantasy drafts among us, it's time to take a look at some predictions for the Chicago Blackhawks this upcoming season. What the Blackhawks give you each year is consistent production, but they usually aren't worthy of a first round pick. They have players on their roster who are capable of leading the league in scoring, but the Blackhawks play a more balanced style of hockey sharing the puck with each other.
Here are our predictions for the 2013-2014 season:
Forward, Patrick Kane: 38 G, 48 A, 86 points
Forward, Jonathan Toews: 40 G, 37 A, 77 points
Forward, Patrick Sharp: 36 G, 34 A, 70 points
Defenseman, Duncan Keith: 8 G, 46 A, 54 points
Forward, Marian Hossa: 23 G, 28 A, 51 points
Forward, Brandon Saad: 19 G, 26 A, 45 points
Forward, Bryan Bickell: 21 G, 23 A, 44 points
Forward, Andrew Shaw: 15 , 25 A, 40 points
Defenseman, Brent Seabrook: 11 G, 28 A, 39 points
Defenseman, Nick Leddy: 10 G, 21 A, 31 points
Forward, Michal Handzus: 8 G, 22 A, 30 points
Forward, Marcus Kruger: 11 G, 19 A, 30 points
Forward, Jimmy Hayes: 12 G, 16 A, 28 points
Defenseman, Niklas Hjalmarsson: 5 G, 18 A, 23 points
Defenseman, Johnny Oduya: 7 G, 15 A, 22 points
Forward, Brandon Bollig: 8 G, 7 A, 15 points
Defenseman, Michael Kostka: 3 G, 12 A, 15 points
Forward, Joakim Nordstrom: 5 G, 8 A, 13 points
Defenseman, Michal Rozsival: 1 G, 10 A, 11 points
Forward, Ben Smith: 3 G, 6 A, 9 points
Defenseman, Sheldon Brookbank: 2 G, 7 A, 9 points
Corey Crawford: 60 games – 37-16-7, 2.07 goals against average and a .918 save percentage
Nikolai Khabibulin: 22 games – 10-8-4, 2.62 goals against average and a .906 save percentage
These are just our predictions for the season, but we would love to know yours. Let us know what you predict for this upcoming season by commenting below or by responding via social media. We look forward to hearing what you think.
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