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ESPN.com: Blackhawks Picked To Finish 4th

by Staff Writer / Chicago Blackhawks

4. Chicago Blackhawks

The vibe: The adventure continues. The last time the Blackhawks won a playoff series was 1996. They've made the playoffs once in the past 10 NHL seasons. But as last season showed, the Blackhawks are finally back and are primed to return to their first glory years since the early 1990s. The Hawks had 88 points last season. They should have more in 2008-09...

The terrifying speed of this franchise's resurrection is one of the great stories in all of sports. It is a great example of what energy and vision can do. In my feeble mind, life is all about energy. It is about looking and moving forward, glancing at times to the past, and constantly exercising the mind, body and soul in order to excel, adapt and grow.

Read John Buccigross' complete take on the Blackhawks and his Western Conference picks.

 

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