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Chicago Blackhawks 2024 Stanley Cup Odds

Chicago Blackhawks 2024 Stanley Cup Odds

For Chicago Blackhawks fans, their long nightmare is over. The Blackhawks drafted Connor Bedard first overall in the 2023 NHL Draft. As a result, expectations for a new dynasty are through the roof. In the offseason, If we included Connor Bedard, the Chicago Blackhawks would shoot to the top five. There’s no doubt they’ll be better with Bedard leading the charge. However, the team’s efforts to surround him with talent were pretty hit or miss regarding on-ice value.

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The 2022-23 Chicago Blackhawks were 26-49-7 straight up and 42-36 over/under the total. Also, Chicago was 8th in the Central Division playoff standings. Chicago was 50 points behind the Colorado Avalanche in the Central Division race. Chicago had NHL rankings of 32nd for goals scored and 28th for power play efficiency. In comparison, on defense, the Blackhawks had NHL rankings of 28th for goals against and 22nd for penalty killing.

First among Chicago scorers was Max Domi with 18 goals, 31 assists, 49 points, and a -9. Goaltender Petr Mrazek had a .894 save percentage and 3.66 goals against average. His record was 10-22-3 with 0 shutouts.

Head coach Luke Richardson is heading into his second season with a team that has been open about its rebuild. His work this upcoming season with Connor Bedard could offer even more insight into why the Blackhawks believe he can be the coach who can play a significant role in this new era of the franchise.

When the joke at the NHL draft is that your team could have stopped after the first round and still been fine, that's a sign of progress. But that's also what happens when your franchise drafts a generational talent in Bedard, along with a forward such as Oliver Moore, who was projected to have gone higher than where he landed at No. 19 as part of a 13-player class.

The Blackhawks added some veterans before and during free agency who can serve in various roles. They can be part of the supporting cast that helps Bedard in his rookie campaign, while some can also be traded in-season to add to the prospect pool or draft pick cupboard.

Season-by-Season Record (Last 5)

2022–23 82 26 49 8th, Central Did not qualify
2021–22 82 28 42 7th, Central Did not qualify
2020–21 56 24 25 6th, Central Did not qualify
2019–20 70 32 30 7th, Central Lost in First Round, 1–4 (Golden Knights)
2018–19 82 36 34 6th, Central Did not qualify
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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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