Chicago Blackhawks: 4 Reasons Duncan Keith Will Rebound in the 2013 Season

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Chicago Blackhawks: 4 Reasons Duncan Keith Will Rebound in the 2013 Season
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Duncan Keith will be looking to regain his offensive and defensive prowess after a lackluster past few seasons.

That's not to say that Keith is a bad defenseman, but he has yet to play to his ability—an ability that was fully recognized during the Blackhawks' Stanley Cup winning season.

After winning the Stanley Cup in 2010 and signing a $72 million, 13-year contract, Keith's play started to fall to the wayside.

Opponents were able to glide by Keith with little to no trouble and crash the crease. More notably, Keith would get stuck in his own defensive zone, failing to clear the puck at crucial moments.

Considering that the Blackhawks are a puck-possession team, their inability to clear the puck is disastrous.

Keith is a better player than what fans have seen the last couple of years. He won the Norris Trophy in 2010 and is still considered to be an elite defenseman in the NHL.

These are the four reasons why Duncan Keith will rebound in the 2013 season.

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