marek wrote:Streak or no streak.. There are three teams in the west better than Chicago...
St. Louis, Anaheim and San Jose.
St. Louis doesn't look better than Chicago. Their defense and goaltending have been very shaky all year. Halak can't stay healthy.
Anaheim might be the closest currently, but how long until Fasth comes back to Earth? (Remember Patrick Lalime?)
San Jose. They have 47 goals for. Not even close to the offensive output of the Blackhawks.
At this moment, none of these teams compare to the hawks. Sure, that could change and Chicago could lose to someone in the 1st round.