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The best and most improved players for Chicago, Rockford and a look at the best prospects this season.

Detroit Red Wings v Chicago Blackhawks Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

This is the third and final installment in our three-part preseason prediction series. We’ve covered the NHL standings and NHL Awards, so now we’ll look at the Blackhawks, IceHogs and the organization’s prospects.

Here are the picks from the SCH staff. Share your picks in the comments.

Team MVP

Brandon: Patrick Kane

Dave: Kane

Ian: Kane

Matt: Kane

Shepard: Corey Crawford

Most improved

Brandon: Alex Nylander

Dave: Brandon Saad

Ian: Nylander

Matt: Dominik Kubalik

Shepard: Brent Seabrook

Best offseason addition

Brandon: Marc Crawford (assistant coach)

Dave: Calvin de Haan

Ian: De Haan

Matt: Robin Lehner

Shepard: Olli Maatta

IceHogs MVP

Brandon: Collin Delia

Dave: Delia

Ian: Adam Boqvist

Matt: Aleksi Saarela

Shepard: Boqvist

IceHogs most improved

Brandon: Kevin Lankinen

Dave: Dennis Gilbert

Ian: MacKenzie Entwistle

Matt: Gilbert

Shepard: Lankinen

Best non-AHL North American prospect

All five writers unanimously selected Kirby Dach with the expectation he’ll be assigned to the Saskatoon Blades in the WHL.

Best European prospect

Brandon: Jakub Galvas (Liiga Jukurit)

Dave: Niklas Nordgren (Liiga HIFK)

Ian: Nordgren

Matt: Nordgren

Shepard: Nordgren