When you have a core that consists of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Marian Hossa, Brent Seabrook and Duncan Keith, there should be no reason why you can not have a contending team year in and year out.
For the Chicago Blackhawks, that is the case. They will enter the 2012-13 season with one of the most exciting rosters in the league. However, it all depends on how they come together as a team if they are going to play well.
Even when you have some of the best players in the NHL playing for you, it is imperative that you fill out the rest of your roster with a supporting cast. The Blackhawks have been able to do a good job of that, either finding solid role players or incorporating their up-and-coming rookies into the position.
Even so, this summer they missed the ball on some deals that would have made them the team to beat in the Western Conference.
Let's take a look at the three worst missed opportunities that the Chicago Blackhawks had this offseason.