The Chicago Blackhawks can win the Stanley Cup this year.
With only 12 games left to go in the season, the Blackhawks look likely to make the No. 6 seed for the playoffs. Surely the Blackhawks are not the critic's favorite to win a Stanley Cup.
But just why can't the Blackhawks take home a championship to their fans in Chicago?
This team did lead the NHL in points halfway through the season. What happens if they get Jonathan Toews and hit a hot streak right at the time the playoffs start?
The NHL playoffs are always unpredictable and it is not uncommon to see a lower-seeded team beat a higher-seeded team.
These are the top five reasons why the Blackhawks are a serious Stanley Cup contender.