Coming into this season, hopes are high for the Chicago Blackhawks. The defense improved on paper. The team got bigger. Goaltending should be better. The albatross that was the Seabrook contract fell from the collective neck of the team. And, oh yeah, Captain Jonathan Toews returned. Did this group fare any better than the teams of recent memory? Well, certainly not in the win column. The Blackhawks lose to the Avalanche 4-2. But of course that's not the whole story.
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