With the Blackhawks going to the Stanley Cup Final, there is more than a bit of pressure to get a new home for their beloved Stanley Cup, especially as the Blackhawks will face off against the Anaheim Ducks in Game 7 of the Western Conference Final.
The Blackhawks also will have a chance to play a Game 7 against the New York Rangers, which they lost in six games a year ago.
So why is the Blackhawks feeling so optimistic about their chances?
They have a pretty good chance to beat the Rangers, so they will be feeling good about themselves.
The Blackhawks have also been doing some shopping and are looking to move some of their stars, such as captain Jonathan Toews, defenseman Duncan Keith, and center Artemi Panarin, to make room for players such as Marian Hossa, Duncan Keith and Artemi Kanneh.
The team is also trying to trade defenseman Jonathan Toegan and center Bryan Bickell, both of whom have one year remaining on their deals.
In order to make that trade happen, the Blackhawks have to send away one of their top prospects in Jake Virtanen.
Virtanens has been one of the best centers in the NHL this season and was named a Norris Trophy finalist.
Virtans salary is $3.5 million per season, which would be a nice chunk of change for a team looking to fill their top line.
If the Blackhawks can get the deal done, Virtaneng would likely be on the trading block for the first time in his career, and could get the chance to return to the Blackhawks as a free agent.
The other potential move that the Blackhawks could make would be to release veteran center Andrew Shaw.
Shaw is in the final year of his deal and is coming off a season that was the most productive of his career.
The two sides may be able to come to an agreement on a trade.
The trade would come at the cost of a potential second-round pick for Shaw, though the Blackhawks would probably get a bit more than that in return.
The Hawks will also be looking to improve their power play.
The Hawks were eighth in the league in power play goals per game last season and were one of only two teams in the entire league to average over three per game.
The lack of goals against led to some criticism for the Blackhawks, which led to an expansion of the power play, which has been a huge strength of the Hawks.
The expansion also allowed the Hawks to increase their powerplay time from three minutes per game in 2015-16 to three minutes this season.
The goal is to get the powerplay to that average again.
There are some things that the Hawks can do to improve the power-play, and there are some problems that need to be addressed.
One of those things is the penalty kill, which was a massive problem for the Hawks last season.
This year, the Hawks have a good penalty kill in the second half, but that has to improve.
The penalty kill has a lot of potential to improve, and the Hawks are going to have to work on the penalty killing to have a better chance of getting the power played in their favor.
Another area that needs work is the offensive zone.
The power play was one of four offensive zones to score more goals than the other five zones combined.
The defense had the other three zones to generate fewer goals.
The top unit was a lot more successful than the bottom unit, which had the two best units in the League to generate less goals than they did.
The problem is that the power plays were the biggest problems in those zones.
If the powerplays are to get better, the defense has to be better.
The defensive unit has to get much better in those areas.
The offense needs to get more efficient, and this team has a chance if the defense is to be a dominant unit again.
The biggest issue is that it will take time for these problems to be fixed.
The best teams in hockey are built to be able make big plays at a high rate and have an ability to win games.
They have the speed and ability to get to the front of the net and score big goals.
They can also play a tough, physical game that can turn a game around.
The Chicago Blackhawks, on the other hand, are built around speed and a great power play that can make it difficult for teams to make a game-winning play.
The team is expected to have another strong season, but the biggest question is how much will the team improve from 2015-2016?
There was a big jump in production last season, and things have to improve for the team to make it back to the playoffs again.