Predicting Every NHL Team's Fatal Flaw in 2013-14

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Predicting Every NHL Team's Fatal Flaw in 2013-14
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Ray Emery's presence in Philadelphia and absence in Chicago could present problems for both teams.

Every NHL team has high hopes in training camp.

Many teams believe they can make a run like the Chicago Blackhawks did last year and raise the Stanley Cup at the end of the year. That may not be realistic, because teams have issues and problems that will derail them at some point in the season or the playoffs.

Even the Blackhawks. When the Boston Bruins blistered goalie Corey Crawford for five goals in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, the goalie appeared to be exposed. The Bruins had found his weakness—shoot the puck high to his glove side—and surely that was going to be the Blackhawks' fatal flaw.

But it wasn't. Crawford and the Blackhawks survived their fatal flaw and won anyway.

Here's a look at the biggest issues that could derail each of the league's 30 teams this year.

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