A three-time Stanley Cup champion between 2010-15, Chicago ended a 49-season championship drought with that 2010 victory. Currently, though, it’s difficult to get a handle on which direction the Blackhawks are headed. At midseason in 2018-19, the Blackhawks sat last overall in the 31-team NHL. Then they staged a furious rally and played themselves back into the playoff picture.
Are the Blackhawks on the way down, headed back up to the top, or simply treading water as a middle-of-the-pack squad with little to no chance at postseason success? Much of Chicago’s direction in the immediate future will depend on the ability of the club’s numerous young defensive prospects to blossom quickly and help bolster an aging, depleted blueline crew.
Chicago does have some sensational young forwards in Alex DeBrincat, a 30-goal scorer in 2018-19 and Dylan Strome, who has found the chemistry he had with DeBrincat while both played junior together for the OHL’s Erie Otters. In Collin Delia, Chicago looks have found its goalie of the future.
As long as they as they suit up Patrick Kane, it will prove difficult to discount the Blackhawks. The 2015-16 Hart and Art Ross Trophy winner remains one of the elite skill players in the NHL, an explosive point producer and perhaps the greatest American-born player in league history.
Due to their ability to score and inability to prevent goals, the Blackhawks are spectacular over wagers. At one point during the 2018-19 season, they went over in 16 consecutive games. Had you wagered $100 on the over starting with the first game of that streak and parlayed it on every succeeding game, at the end the run you would have pocketed $1.6 million.
You can play total wagers on the Blackhawks at 888 Sport. The sportsbook offers all the standard moneyline, puck line and total betting options, as well as numerous live betting choices. These include match odds, on either regulation time or overtime and shootout, double chance regulation time and both teams to score at least two goals. They also offer three-way handicap, correct score and both teams to score options, as well as numerous individual player prop wagers.