Wayne Gretzky: Blackhawks shaping up to be a dynasty

The Chicago Blackhawks have won two Stanley Cup over the past four seasons, and now they're just seven wins away from winning a third.

Does their roster have all the makings of a dynasty team, even in the salary-cap era?

In an interview on the Dan Patrick Show, Wayne Gretzky said he believes the Blackhawks are well on their way.

"It's shaping up that way. In this day and age, to be competitive for three, four, five years — I know they got two championships and are seven games away from a third," Gretzky said. "If they win this year, we can really start focusing on that. It's something pretty special."

"It's harder to be a dynasty in this day and age with the salary-cap system. Your homework and your scouting has to be flawless and they seem to have done a very good job with that.

"And you have to get a little bit lucky," he continued. "They got (Jonathan) Toews and (Patrick) Kane in the first round and Duncan Keith, and they can build their team around those three guys. It's a nice squad to watch, that's for sure. It's going to be an unreal series."