WHERE THEY'LL FINISH
It would be a nice story, especially for a tattered old Original Six franchise, if the Hawks could creep back to respectability, but it's asking a little too much. Chicago finishes fourth in the Central and 13th in the West.
BUZZ FACTORStock down. Perhaps no professional sports team has squandered such a rich tradition and history the way the Blackhawks have. The Hawks ranked 29th in attendance last season and that figures to stay the same even in the face of significant additions.