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Blackhawks remain favorites to win 2016 Stanley Cup

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Blackhawks remain favorites to win 2016 Stanley Cup

The Blackhawks opened as early favorites to win the 2016 Stanley Cup just one week after capturing their third title in six years, and oddsmakers haven't wavered on that.

In fact, Bovada slightly increased the Blackhawks' chances to 13/2 odds after initially pegging them at 7/1 in June.

Despite a flurry of offseason moves and the uncertainty regarding Patrick Kane, oddsmakers still believe the Blackhawks have as good a chance as any to repeat, which hasn't happened since the 1997-98 Detroit Red Wings.

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The biggest jump on the list are the Dallas Stars, who skyrocketed from 66/1 odds to 28/1 after acquiring Patrick Sharp and Stephen Johns from the Blackhawks and signing Johnny Oduya, among their offseason additions.

Here is the full list of updated odds:

NHL team Updated odds at winning the Stanley Cup in 2016
Chicago Blackhawks 13/2
Anaheim Ducks 10/1
Los Angeles Kings 10/1
New York Rangers 10/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 10/1
Pittsburgh Penguins 14/1
St. Louis Blues 14/1
Minnesota Wild 16/1
Montreal Canadiens 18/1
Nashville Predators 18/1
Washington Capitals 18/1
Boston Bruins 20/1
New York Islanders 22/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 25/1
Calgary Flames 28/1
Dallas Stars 28/1
Detroit Red Wings 28/1
Winnipeg Jets 28/1
Edmonton Oilers 33/1
Ottawa Senators 40/1
San Jose Sharks 40/1
Vancouver Canucks 66/1
Colorado Avalanche 66/1
Florida Panthers 66/1
New Jersey Devils 75/1
Philadelphia Flyers 75/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 100/1
Buffalo Sabres 100/1
Carolina Hurricanes 100/1
Arizona Coyotes 150/1

Blackhawks honor Dave Bolland with “One More Shift” Friday

Blackhawks honor Dave Bolland with “One More Shift” Friday

Former Blackhawks forward Dave Bolland will be honored with “One More Shift” on the ice at United Center this Friday prior to Hawks matchup against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Bolland will stand with the team during the National Anthem and skate on ice in full gear. Along with time on ice, the United Center will also honor Bolland by showcasing his career highlights throughout the arena.

The Blackhawks will be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their 2010 Stanley Cup win at five games this season, coinciding with “One More Shift” nights to honor individual players.  The United Center Atrium doors will open at 4pm, giving fans a chance to look at the interactive photo opportunities and historical items on display. Bolland will participate in a Q&A in the atrium at 6:30 p.m. before he hits the ice.

Dave Bolland was drafted by the Blackhawks in 2004 and spent ten seasons of his NHL career in Chicago. Bolland played with the team during two Stanley Cup championships, scoring the game-winning goal in the final minute of Game 6 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals against the Bruins. Bolland played in all 22 playoff games in 2010, garnering 16 points (eight goals, eight assists) which shared fifth among Blackhawks skaters in the postseason. Bolland recorded his best season of his career during the 2008-09 campaign with the Blackhawks, skating in a career-high 81 regular-season games and recording career highs in goals (19), assists (28) and points (47).

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Blackhawks show urgency vs. the undefeated

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Blackhawks show urgency vs. the undefeated

The Blackhawks finally got on the board for the season and did so in front of the 500th consecutive capacity crowd at the United Center.

Pat Boyle, Jamal Mayers and Charlie Roumeliotis break down the impressive performance by the Blackhawks against the undefeated Edmonton Oilers and discuss how Jeremy Colliton’s message got through to Alex Nylander and the rest of the team.

Plus, after an impressive performance in net, should Corey Crawford get the next game vs. the Blue Jackets? And what does the future have in store for Kirby Dach? Jamal makes a bold prediction.

0:54 – Blackhawks finally show urgency in 2nd period

2:47 – Penalty kill starting to show some life

5:00 – Thoughts on the Shaw/Strome/Kane line

6:43 – Blackhawks eliminating some defensive breakdowns

9:23 – Big rebound performance from Corey Crawford

11:36 – Colliton’s message to Alex Nylander got through

15:21 – Brandon Saad has been a pleasant surprise early on

17:15 – Dominik Kubalik’s impressive performance

18:31 – Will Kirby Dach be with the Blackhawks all season?

22:42 – Does Crawford or Lehner start vs. the Blue Jackets?

Listen to the entire episode here or in the embedded player below.

Blackhawks Talk Podcast

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