8. Chicago Blackhawks: Patrick Kane — Max Domi — Taylor Raddysh
This one is just about as clear as day. Their team is expected to be one of the worst in the league this year, and it does not look like their top line is going to give them much of a chance to overcome that.
The only true headliner in that trio is Kane, and we all know how great he is, but he is aging almost into his mid-thirties, and it will be a lot easier for opposing teams to stop him since he is the only true threat they have to worry about.
Domi is talented and has had breakout potential for a while, but he has bounced around from team to team for several years and is likely to be dealt from Chicago at the trade deadline or earlier. And Raddysh is nowhere near top line caliber, and was one of the pieces that was dealt to the Hawks in the Brandon Hagel trade.
This is not a group any contending, or even good team can consistently roll as their top unit.