While the regular season begins in a few weeks, the Chicago Blackhawks looking to improve their early exit from last season. In the coming weeks, Blackhawk Up will give projections for the statistics of each player in the position of the season, depending on the trend of the last three seasons, averaging career potential projections and line-mate.
Patrick Kane hopes to build off a career best season
The 2015-16 season was interesting for many different reasons for the Chicago Blackhawks. Specifically, the intrigue surrounding the star winger Patrick Kane.
After a tumultuous summer, Kane continued to have a better career season for the Blackhawks and was named the winner of the Hart Memorial Trophy as MVP. Although the Blackhawks did not finish the season the way many had hoped last season, Kane was a bright spot and ended up being one of the most entertaining players to watch throughout the year.
Kane was the only player to score 90-plus last season, and signs point toward being able to exceed that same 90-point plateau in the 2016-17 season. Playing on a line with Artemi Panarin Artem Anisimov and for a second season, the Blackhawks second line will be the focal point for Chicago offensively again and Kane will be the main room.
Kane is, without doubt, the biggest piece to the success of Blachawks Chicago over the past three years. Sound the alarm hot to take if you want, but look at last season, 2014-15 and 2013-14: If Kane is not playing at the level he is, Chicago is not a shot in the back- to-back Stanley Cup finals appearances (2014), has not won the Stanley Cup in six years No. 3 (2015) and did not have a chance Stanley Cup Playoffs (2016).
In 2013-14, if Kane is not an end leg injury in the regular season a month earlier, he is the top scorer of the team.
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In 2014-15, in addition to winning the Stanley Cup, if Kane does not break his collarbone, it could have been the MVP of the NHL level he was playing at the time.
Last season, he was the real NHL MVP.
There is no denying Kane is in the midst of his first. No, he denies is the biggest name in American hockey right now. Kane is most successful Chicago in 2016-17.
Writer Prediction: Over
Kane has surpassed the 40 goals for the first time in his career last season. As mentioned earlier, it did not suffer injuries that ended his season early in 2013-14 and 2014-15, Kane would have touched or surpassed the 40 goals before bar.
Can he do it again? Yes. Will he? Probably.
There is no reason to believe that Panarin will slow in the second year of NHL experience. Anisimov is healthy and in one of his best career game situations playing between Kane and Panarin.
Everyone’s happy, right? Keep healthy and Kane on the tabloids and it will work for everyone. Therefore, the production forecast for Patrick Kane is 96 points for the 2016-17 season.