Chicago Blackhawks: Last game before trade deadline brings questionson February 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm

The Chicago Blackhawks are going into the last game before the trade deadline. They are probably going to be sellers, so this team could look different soon.

The Chicago Blackhawks are going into tonight’s game coming off a win over the Nashville Predators. It is going to be a tough game against the Dallas Stars on the road. It is also the last game for Chicago before Monday’s trade deadline. This could be the last game for a few of these players as a member of the Blackhawks. With where they are in the standings, it is tough to predict what is going to happen.

There are guys on expiring contracts like Corey Crawford. Robin Lehner, and Erik Gustafsson. There are also guys like Brandon Saad who the Hawks could probably move for a really nice return. Either way, there is a good chance that after this game the team looks a lot different. There is also the possibility that guys are held out for precautionary reasons.

So what about the Dallas Stars? If anything, they are going to be buyers at the deadline. This is a team that is good enough to win the Stanley Cup. At 35-20-6, their 76 points have them at third in the Central Division. They are four points behind the St. Louis Blues for the Division and conference lead in points with one game in hand.

With stars like Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn, and Alexander Radulov at forward, it is easy to understand why they are so good. What really makes them click, however, is their defense. Miro Heiskanen, John Klingberg, and Esa Lindell are half of a really solid defense playing in front of Ben Bishop who is one of the best goalies in the world.

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Dallas and Chicago always play entertaining games. The Blackhawks probably feel like they still have a chance at the playoffs whether they do or not. They, at the very least, know that they can play spoiler for other teams trying to make the playoffs, win divisions, or secure playoff positioning. For the last time to all play together potentially, this should be a fun one.

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