The Chicago Blackhawks will look to improve their team as they head into the new year.
Weaknesses were exposed last season when the Blackhawks made an unexpected early exit in the first round of the playoffs. Now, in order to be successful, the Blackhawks need to address some of these weaknesses before they grow into a bigger problem.
Not all of it's bad for the Blackhawks, as they have a lot of young talent, and captain Jonathan Toews seems to be getting better each season with much of the core being locked up long term.
But they still lack a real second-line center, the goaltending situation is still up in the air and the defense looked a little worn down last season.
Regardless, it's time to get some answers to these problems.
These are five New Year's resolutions for a successful 2013: