The Chicago Blackhawks are not going to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They were very bad in 2021 as they finished with a record of 28-42-12 for 68 standings points. That was the third-worst record in the Western Conference and the sixth-worst record in the National Hockey League.
The only reason they weren’t even worse than that was that they had Marc-Andre Fleury as their main goaltender from the start of the season until the trade deadline. It is nice to have the reigning Vezina Trophy winner as you you have a chance to win even if your team is bad.