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Before anyone calls me out on putting the Chicago Blackhawks this low, take a look back at last season.
This is basically the same team that made the playoffs on the last day of the year. The Hawks are first in the Western Conference right now, but they were near the top during much of the season last year as well and eventually found themselves battling for a return to the playoffs come April.
With that being said, Chicago has the best top six in hockey in my opinion, especially due to the contributions of Viktor Stalberg to go along with superstars like Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp.
The problem is that the goaltending situation has been a huge dilemma, the defense has been below average and the third and fourth lines are not very deep.
If the top six tire later on because of their efforts in the first half, I have trouble seeing the third and fourth lines stepping up and picking up the team.