Here are a few links to what the so-called “experts” are saying about the 2011-12 Chicago Blackhawks.
NHL.com is split between the Blackhawks and Penguins to win the Cup.
THN.com has the Hawks winning the Central, finishing third in the West.
TSN.ca has the Blackhawks second in their most recent power rankings (Oct. 5).
Sports Illustrated has Chicago losing to Pittsburgh in the Stanley Cup Finals.
ESPN‘s analysts are almost unanimous in picking the Hawks to win the Central. Barry Melrose, who picked the Hawks to win the Cup in 2010, has them winning it all once again. Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith get some consideration for individual honors here as well.
EA Sports NHL ’12 video game simulated the entire season, and projects the Blackhawks losing to the Pens in the Finals.