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2022-23 NHL preview: Chicago Blackhawks

Welcome to the 2022-23 season preview as dropped at you by Betway Sports. We’ll be taking a dive into every groups offseason and what their Stanley Cup odds are for subsequent season from the worst odds to the very best. All odds present as of the time of writing.

Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Odds: +10000

What precisely are the Chicago Blackhawks doing right here?

Sure, they need to go right into a rebuild — that is sensible given the struggles en masse they’ve had the previous few years. But as a substitute of going from the highest down, they seemingly have gone from the underside up.

Instead of creating guys like Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane among the gamers they’ve shipped out, they made strikes to commerce each Alex DeBrincat and Kirby Dach two of their younger and up-and-coming forwards.

In the DeBrincat commerce, they seemingly offered low solely getting a primary and second-round decide on this previous years draft, and a third spherical decide in 2024. They went off the board a bit with that seventh total decide this 12 months taking defenceman Kevin Korchinski, a man they mentioned they coveted.

Then in Dach’s case, they shipped him to Montreal in trade for the thirteenth total decide and a third spherical decide, 66th total. That’s it for both of those guys? I’m shocked, to say the least.

Chicago additionally introduced in Petr Mrazek and one other first-round decide later within the first spherical in trade for a second-round decide. Mrazek ought to assist in their makes an attempt to tank this 12 months, however who is aware of! Maybe he is available in and performs nice hockey.

You can possibly give them some credit score for bringing in guys like Max Domi and Andreas Athanasiou on one-year offers, however provided that they can commerce them for belongings on the deadline.

This was a bizarre offseason for first-year GM Kyle Davidson and co.

Are we betting on the Blackhawks to win the cup? No probability. They’ve made their staff worse this offseason and are going to be effectively out of the playoff image.

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