The Chicago Blackhawks are a Stanley Cup threat every year for two reasons: Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. The two all-stars have been the building blocks for the Blackhawks and the reasons the Original Six franchise won three Stanley Cups in a five-year span to cement itself as a current-day dynasty. Kane is coming off a dream season after leading the NHL in scoring with 106 points and picking up the Hart Trophy as the league’s most valuable player.
Toews and Kane led the Blackhawks to their first Stanley Cup in 48 years when the team hoisted professional sports’ most coveted trophy in 2010 after defeating the Philadelphia Flyers in six games. Three years later, the Blackhawks returned the final, where they beat the Boston Bruins, also in six games. Chicago collected its third Cup in five seasons in 2015 — defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning is six games.
Chicago is tied for fourth with Boston on the all-time Stanley Cup list and the Blackhawks could add to that total in the next few years.
Stan Mikita sits at the top of the franchise’s all-time scoring leaders with 1,467 points in 1,394 games played. Bobby Hull’s 604 goals in a Blackhawks jersey ranks at the top of the franchise’s all-time scorers.
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Lines Today
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Whether at home or on the road, the Blackhawks are a top five team in the league and a threat to take two points on any given night.
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Chicago Blackhawks Standings Right Now
The Blackhawks have won four conference championships and 15 division titles, so needless to say, the franchise tends to finish at the top of the standings on a yearly basis.
Expect the same in the upcoming season as the Blackhawks will battle for a 16th division crown.
Keep track of where the Blackhawks sit in the Western Conference standings before making your bet.
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How To Win At Chicago Blackhawks Betting
It’s hard to point out flaws in the Blackhawks’ system. Under head coach Joel Quenneville, Chicago has consistently been one of the NHL’s best teams year in and year out.
That won’t change any time soon either, as both Kane and Toews are in the prime of their careers and have a couple more championship runs in them. The Blackhawks finished third in the Central Division during the 2015-16 season with a record of 47-26-9.
Their 235 goals for ranked among the top 10 in the league — mainly propelled by Kane, who netted 46 goals to finish second in the NHL in that department. Kane put himself in that position by finishing with 287 shots during an 82-game stretch, which ranked him fifth in the NHL only behind Alex Ovechkin, Brent Burns, Max Pacioretty and Vladimir Tarasenko — pretty good company.
The Blackhawks were virtually unbeatable at the United Center, where they boasted the league’s fifth-best home record of 26-11-4.
While you can praise the Blackhawks for their offensive depth, the team’s defensive stats from last season are also impressive. The team ranked in the top 10 in goals against at 209.
As long as Kane and Toews are on the ice, the Blackhawks are considered Stanley Cup favorites every season. Bet365.com has the Blackhawks among the early favorites at +1100 to win the Stanley Cup — only the Washing Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins, Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues have better odds. Taking into consideration Chicago’s playoff success over the last six seasons, +1100 is a good value pick for a team like the Blackhawks.
Chicago will once again be near the top of the Central Division standings and will contend for a fourth Stanley Cup in eight seasons when the puck drops for the 2016-17 campaign.
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