5 Bold Blackhawks Predictions for the 2023-2024 Season

Published August 12, 2023 at 1:10 PM

We are only two months away from the start of the NHL season and the Chicago Blackhawks have made several changes to their team during the off-season.

Kyle Davidson has finished his work for now and there are many interesting narratives surrounding the team.

Despite speculation that the team will finish near the bottom, there have been some great surprises, with Taylor Raddysh and Andreas Athanasiou both having 20-goal seasons.

Connor Bedard joining the team has led to some bold predictions, including that he will score 80 points and win the Calder Trophy.
The media and fans have high expectations, but only 21 players in the NHL have achieved this.

Kevin Korchinski is the team's top defensive prospect and had a great season in the WHL with the Seattle Thunderbirds. Connor Smith of the Hockey Writers predicts that Korchinski will make the team, which presents an interesting dilemma for the team.

The Hawks recently let Aex Stalock go and view their goalie tandem as set with Arvid Soderblom and Petr Mrazek. THW's Smith predicts that Soderblom will steal the net as the starter, as the team sees him as NHL-ready. With Mrazek being injured regularly, it seems likely that Soderblom will get the majority of the starts this year.

Jason Dickinson and Taylor Raddysh will be traded, as Dickinson is a UFA after the end of his contract and teams will be looking for affordable depth, either as a rental or otherwise. Raddysh recently posted 20 goals and 37 points this season and will be an RFA, so teams who need young talent will make an offer for him.

Lastly, the Chicago Blackhawks will host the 2025 Winter Classic, which will be against the Minnesota Wild and Kirill Kaprizov.

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5 Bold Blackhawks Predictions for the 2023-2024 Season

Which one of these predictions comes true?

Bedard 80 pt season12145.7 %
Dickinson/Raddysh Traded5320 %
Soderblom #1 Goalie6725.3 %
Blackhawks host WC249.1 %
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