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Florida Panthers hope to follow Chicago Blackhawks' blueprint for success

To find the pillars of Chicago's Stanley Cup champions, just look at the playoff MVPs for each of the Blackhawk' three Cups in the past six seasons: center Jonathan Toews (2010), center Patrick Kane (2013) and defenseman Duncan Keith (2015). In order, that's the all-around player and leader; the slick something-from-nothing offensive magician; the defenseman who can run the power play, kill penalties, be matched five-on-five against an opposing No. 1 line, jump up into the rush, foil opposing odd-man rushes and play more minutes than Bruce Springsteen. To answer how many of those pieces the Panthers have, logic says just ask Panthers general manager Dale Tallon, whose role...

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