Chicago Blackhawks: 5 Reasons the Blackhawks Are a Serious Stanley Cup Threat

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Chicago Blackhawks: 5 Reasons the Blackhawks Are a Serious Stanley Cup Threat
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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.

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