Even though this season hasn’t started out like the historic opening they had to jump-start last season’s miracle run for the Cup, the Blackhawks are still the best team in the NHL. Once the “hangover” (despite a great start this season) is over and they come back down to earth (ice), they’ll begin to separate themselves from every other team in the league again. Win it all again. Don’t think so, just ask Sports Illustrated. They’re NEVER wrong.
AUDIENCE CHOICE: Blackhawks
Best of Chicago 2013