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What We Learned: So, is Chicago actually any good?

For better or worse, no general manager in the league was more conspicuously aggressive this offseason than Chicago's Stan Bowman.

He went out and signed Jujhar Khaira and Jake McCabe. He traded for Seth Jones (then signed him long-term), Marc-André Fleury, and Tyler Johnson. He jettisoned Nikita Zadorov and let Pius Suter walk as a free agent. Add in the fact that Jonathan Toews is returning from missing all of last season.

One can make the cynical argument that this was all done in an effort to preserve a job he should have lost a long time ago or to distract from some rather ugly headlines over the summer, but there is an equally plausible and more innocuous explanation: He wanted to get the team back into the playoffs and this combination of splashy moves has a decent chance of doing tha

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NHL Chicago Blackhawks NHL Alex DeBrincat Marc-André Fleury Tyler Johnson Seth Jones Patrick Kane Duncan Keith Jake McCabe Brent Seabrook Jonathan Toews Zach Werenski Stan Bowman Jeremy Colliton
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