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The Central Division should be a cakewalk. The Pacific Division has one weak team in the Calgary Flames, but the rest are all on the nasty side, particularly the Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks and the Vancouver Canucks.
Even though it’s a month before the start of training camp, the Blackhawks can already start printing playoff tickets.
They are in and will almost certainly win their division.
A repeat Stanley Cup performance will be difficult, but the Blackhawks have the best chance of any team in the last 15 years.
-Steve Silverman of CBS Chicago. Read more about the Blackhawk's chances of winning the Stanley Cup again this upcoming season.
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LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have acquired forward Daniel Carcillo from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a conditional pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
Carcillo, 27, has spent the last two seasons with the Blackhawks. In 23 games last season, he had three points (2-1=3) and 11 penalty minutes. In four postseason games with Chicago he had one assist and six penalty minutes
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from Scott Powers of ESPN Chicago,
Chicago Blackhawks forward Viktor Stalberg said Thursday he would likely play next season wherever he could get the most consistent playing time.
Stalberg will become an unrestricted free agent next week after spending the last three seasons with the Blackhawks.
Stalberg had nine goals and 14 assists and averaged 14:07 of ice time in 47 regular-season games this season, but his role was diminished in the playoffs and he was a healthy scratch for four games. He had three assists and averaged 10:35 of ice time in 19 playoff games. He played less than 10 minutes in nine playoff games.
"I think over the last three years I've showed I deserve to play maybe more times than I got an opportunity to do here," Stalberg said at the United Center on Thursday. "I think that's just how it is. You're on one of the best teams, and you have some of the best players in the world in front of you. That's what it is.
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