Chicago Blackhawks 2024 Stanley Cup Odds
At the beginning of the 2023-24 season there was the excitement of a new era for the Chicago Blackhawks. The 2023 number one overall pick of the NHL Draft, Connor Bedard, took the ice to offer legitimate hope for a return to glory. But on January 10, Bedard broke his jaw, which will keep him off the ice until mid-March. Bedard led the Blackhawks in scoring by a wide margin when he was sidelined. Even with Bedard in the lineup, the Blackhawks were struggling to avoid the Western Conference basement. Without Bedard, the Blackhawks are doomed for a lost season but a high lottery pick for the 2024 NHL Draft.
2024 Stanley Cup Betting Odds
Chicago Blackhawks NHL Betting Lines
At the approach of the All-Star Break, the Chicago Blackhawks are 14-33-2 straight up and 16-25-1 over/under the total. Also, Chicago is 10th in the Western Conference wild card playoff standings. Chicago is 23 points behind the Nashville Predators in the Western Conference wild card playoff race. Late on, Chicago has covered two out of their last nine games. While the Blackhawks have gone under the total in seven of its previous nine matchups. Chicago has NHL rankings of 31st for goals scored and 32nd for power play efficiency. In comparison on defense, the Blackhawks have NHL rankings of 29th for goals against and 25th for penalty killing.
As the metrics reveal, Chicago is all weakness and no strength, especially without the injured Connor Bedard. The Blackhawks will need years to rebuild their roster for the depth required of a bona fide contender.
Chicago Blackhawks Key Players
In the first 39 games of his career, Connor Bedard had 15 goals with 18 assists and 33 points. Bedard is the new marquee man of the Blackhawks after being taken first overall in the 2023 NHL Draft. Bedard was named to the 2024 NHL All-Star game but is out with a broken jaw. He was one of the most highly decorated and awarded amateur players in history.
C Jason Dickinson had the burden to carry the Blackhawk offense fall on his shoulders. Dickinson scored 15 goals with ten assists and 25 points in his first 48 games. Dickinson began his NHL career with the Dallas Stars in 2015-16.
Defenseman Seth Jones has been a disappointment since he arrived from the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2021-22. Jones was a highly touted prospect who was taken fourth overall in the 2013 NHL Draft by the Nashville Predators. He is a five-time NHL All-Star but has tailed off in recent years. Jones has never fully lived up to the hype of his amateur days.
Chicago Blackhawks Goaltenders
Number one goaltender Petr Mrazek broke into the NHL with the Detroit Red Wings in 2012-13. The journeyman has also played for the Detroit Red Wings, Philadelphia Flyers, Carolina Hurricanes, and Toronto Maple Leafs. This is his second season with the Blackhawks. This season, Mrazek has a .906 save percentage and a 3.04 goals against average.
Chicago Blackhawks Head Coach
Head coach Luke Richardson was a journeyman NHL defenseman who played for six teams from 1987 through 2008. This is his second year as the head coach of Chicago. Previously, he was an NHL assistant and minor league coach.
Season-by-Season Record (Last 5)
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|Lost in First Round, 1–4 (Golden Knights)
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Chicago Blackhawks History
Few sports teams can match the rich history and tradition of the Chicago Blackhawks. Born in 1926 as an “Original Six” franchise, the Blackhawks have six Stanley Cup championships. Owner Rocky Wirtz, head coach Joel Quenneville, and star players such as Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, and Patrick Kane won Stanley Cup titles in 2010, 2013, and 2015. Ironically the Blackhawks had great teams in the late 1960s and early 1970s but could never finish. Stars such as Hall of Famers Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita, and Tony Esposito were on those teams that made four Stanley Cup Final appearances, and eight more semifinal runs from 1962-1974. Sadly, Esposito passed away in August 2021. He remains one of the most beloved athletes in Chicago sports history.
Following the greatest era in the storied history of this Original Six franchise, the Blackhawks have reached a new dark age that resembles the early 2000s when ESPN rated them as the worst franchise in team sports. It all came to a head in the fall of 2021 when the Kyle Beach sexual assault story broke. Beach was assaulted in 2010 by a team employee, and the Blackhawks tried to cover the incident up with the playoffs approaching. Chicago was forced to pay Beach a settlement and clean house.
Once upon a time, John McDonough was rated as the best team president in sports. General manager Stan Bowman and head coach Joel Quenneville were with McDonough for all three Stanley Cup championships. This trio built a team that led the NHL in attendance for over a decade. But because of the Kyle Beach incident, they are out of the NHL, and their former team is a shell of itself.
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