Ranking the Chicago Blackhawks' Biggest Obstacles in Stanley Cup Defense

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Ranking the Chicago Blackhawks' Biggest Obstacles in Stanley Cup Defense
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Winning back-to-back Stanley Cups is arguably the toughest team challenge in pro sports.

It's one that hasn't been met since the Detroit Red Wings swept the Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals in the 1997 and 1998 Cup Finals, respectively.

In about two months, the Chicago Blackhawks will embark on their journey to return to the Stanley Cup Final and win back-to-back championships.

Bovada released its latest odds for next year's Stanley Cup on Monday and the Blackhawks are the favorites to win again at 6/1.

Let's take a look at the five biggest challenges that Chicago will face in its title defense.

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