By Charlie Roumeliotis
In March, Sports Illustrated featured the Chicago Blackhawks as "The franchise that brought hockey back" after their roaring 21-0-3 start following the NHL lockout.
Three months later, the Blackhawks landed on the cover again after scoring two goals in 17 seconds in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins to win their second Cup in four years.
This week? Patrick Kane makes the cover for the 2013-14 NHL's season preview edition as Sports Illustrated predicts the Blackhawks will repeat as champions and hoist their third Cup in five years, over the Pittsburgh Penguins.