ESPN ranks four Blackhawks forwards in top 25

ESPN ranks four Blackhawks forwards in top 25
September 18, 2013, 11:45 am
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By Charlie Roumeliotis

ESPN released rankings of the top 100 forwards in the NHL, voted on by experts, heading into the 2013-14 season and four Blackhawks were included inside the top 25.

Jonathan Toews ranked third, behind Pittsburgh's duo of Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, while Patrick Kane also cracked the top 10 by earning the ninth spot.

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Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp, who led the Blackhawks with 10 postseason goals last season, came in at 18th and 23rd, respectively.

Brandon Saad, who was a 2013 Calder Trophy finalist, tied five other players for the 78th slot.