Blackhawks will win the Cup

Chicago title heads five fearless predictions certain to come true

Updated: January 18, 2013, 9:57 AM ET
By Neil Greenberg | ESPN Insider

Since winning it all in 2010, the Chicago Blackhawks finished third, then fourth in the Western Conference with two straight first-round exits in the postseason. They struggled on the defensive side of the puck last year and could be losing faith in their netminder Corey Crawford. Their penalty-kill and power-play units were each ranked in the bottom five of the league last season. However, despite all those concerns, the Blackhawks will be the 2013 Stanley Cup champions.