Madison Street Hockey: Blackhawks Season Preview & Predictions

Michael Gibbons@DachicagofanCorrespondent IIOctober 7, 2011

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 19: Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks is congratulated by Marian Hossa #81 and Nick Leddy #8 after a win over the Vancouver Canucks in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 19, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Canucks 7-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Join Gibbs and Jon Fromi as they break down the Chicago Blackhawks each and every week.

This week, Gibbs and Jon will break down the final roster, as well give our season predictions for the 2011-2012 Blackhawks.

Ray Emery won the backup goalie battle, but was it the right move? How long will Kaner last at center? How will the defensive pairing shake out, as well as the center postion?

Stalberg and Ben Smith will start the season on IR and Brandon Pirri has been called up. How long will he and Saad stay in Chicago?

Hawks have a slow week with an away and home series against Dallas, with just a few days off before they welcome the new Winnipeg Jets to town with some old friends (Andrew Ladd and Big Buff).

All this and whatever we can fit into an hour of jam-packed Hawks talk. You can find us every Friday as we break down the Hawks weekly.

Jon is a featured columnist for the Blackhawks on Bleacher Report, as well as adding game recaps on for the upcoming season.

Gibbs has been blogging about all the Chicago teams for years, and you can find all of his work on the show’s homepage,, and make sure to follow him on Twitter @dachicagofan for all his rants off the air.

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