Chicago Blackhawks: Five (More) Questions Before Training Camp

By Skylar Peters
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Jun 18, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center

Jonathan Toews

(19) and right wing

Patrick Kane

(88) lift the Stanley Cup trophy at the rally during the 2015 Stanley Cup championship rally at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Are Jonathan Toews And Patrick Kane ‘Mentors’?

Best Case Scenario: Yes, but they also continue to lead by example.

The Blackhawks’ golden boys are no longer boys, and with three Stanley Cups behind them, they are brimming with experience. With the youngest team in several years, Kane and Toews can continue to deliver the wicked 1-2 punch they always have, but also teach the newest Blackhawks a thing or two along the way.

Worst Case Scenario: No, and the flow of knowledge to the Blackhawks’ next generation stalls.

This should be of little concern to Blackhawks’ fans, as Toews is simply the best leader in professional sports. Kane, though he doesn’t wear a letter as one of the ‘Hawks captains, certainly has a wealth of experience and seems ready to share it with the incoming Blackhawks. However, these two may feel the pressure of a young team on their shoulders this season, and focus on their own performance, shying away from a mentorship role.

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