Chasing the Blackhawks: Grading Pacific teams in five key categories

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The Pacific is a fascinating division. If the Los Angeles Kings can put off-ice distractions aside, they should be a Stanley Cup contender again. The Anaheim Ducks just may be the Western Conference’s best team. The Edmonton Oilers are coming, the Calgary Flames might have already arrived.

San Jose? The Sharks are always an enigma but they have enough pieces to make things interesting.

Which of these teams is built to win a championship this season? By looking at five key characteristics that made the Chicago Blackhawks great, explained in depth here, we can see who is poised to make a run similar to the one fans in Chicago enjoyed.