10 Playoff Questions for the Blackhawks

Hawks begin quest for Stanley Cup versus Phoenix Coyotes.

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Can the Blackhawks suddenly find some firepower on the power play, something that's been sorely lacking all season?
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Is the captain healthy? Jonathan Toews is still suffering from concussion symptoms and may be ready for Game 1 versus the Phoenix Coyotes. If he is ready to play, will he be game-ready or rusty?
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Goaltending has been a questionable all season long, but it Corey Crawford rounded into form in time to snag the No. 1 slot. Will he be solid between the pipes or will Ray Emery continue to lurk over his shoulder?
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Are the young guys ready to take the next step? Last year's classic 7-game series versus the eventual Stanley Cup finalist Vancouver Canucks was the first taste of the playoffs for players like Nick Leddy, Corey Crawford and Viktor Stalberg. They've been to the dance before but now are they ready to take over the floor?
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Which Patrick Kane will show up? The player who couldn't buy a goal in the middle of the season, or the one who's been lighting up the lamp as of late?
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Will the tough guys please stand up? Playoff hockey is much more physical, so the Hawks will rely on their bigger guys to clear some room around the net. Paging Dustin Byfuglien?
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Was the trading deadline addition of Johnny Oduya enough to tighten up things on defense?
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Rookie Andrew Shaw has had an outstanding run since being called up from Rockford. Can the young gun handle the pressure of the playoffs?
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If the seeds hold, the Blackhawks won't have home-ice advantage in any series. Can they get the job done away from the United Center?
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Is the team peaking at the right time? The Hawks finished the season strong, despite playing without Toews, and enters the playoffs as healthy as they've been all season.
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