PRESEASON OUTLOOK They added Lehner on a one year deal, shoring up the net, hopes were high that kids like Boqvist, Dach, Murphy and Highmore would take a step forward and Maatta, De Haan and Koekkoek would stabilize the defense. Oh and the hope was the veteran core of Toews, Kane, Keith, Seabrook, Crawford and Saad had another run in them.
FINAL RECORD 32-30-8 last in the Central. With the strange postseason they stumbled into the playoffs and surprised Edmonton in the play in round
Honestly, I think if Chicago can rebuild its defense quickly, they could at least be considered a playoff team regularly because their fowards group, even with the step backs mentioned, is still pretty exciting and dangerous.
Seems like when I've watched Chicago games the last couple seasons I can always count on some good offense and that they will score a bit.....but also be right in line to give up a ton of goals as well.
Obviously a good goalie will help matters there, but I think a so