Five Players to Watch in Blackhawks Home Opener vs Sabres

By Ericka McFee
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Brandon Saad

Mar 9, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad (20) heads into the Buffalo Sabres zone during the third period at First Niagara Center. Blackhawks beat the Sabres 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

What can you say about Brandon Saad that hasn’t already been said? Here’s a player that pretty much has reliability and consistency written all over him. Comparisons with Marian Hossa aside, he continues to develop as one of the best two-way forwards in the league. Saad is just one of those players you enjoy watching in every game. Even though he ended up with a -1 in the season opener against the Stars, there’s little reason to think he is headed anywhere but on a continuous upward trajectory.