Good Morning Chicago Blackhawks Fans!
The Chicago Blackhawks biggest weakness all season long was their defense, and if you don’t believe that first statement just remember that David Rundblad played in Games #5-7 after taking a sabbatical across the pond for most of the season and not having played a game with the Chicago Blackhawks since 2015.
The defense was the biggest issue which made you scratch your head every time that Joel Quenneville said that he was fine with his defense. The last issue to come up with the Chicago Blackhawks defense was in Game #7 when Erik Gustafsson turned the puck over instead of giving the puck to Patrick Kane or Artemi Panarin, and before you knew it Troy Brouwer had three whacks at it to score.
So now in the past week the Chicago Blackhawk have signed Gustav Forsling and appear to be close to signing a KHL defenseman, but in the end will the signings do anything to improve the Chicago Blackhawks defense?
Why do you ask these questions, well probably because Joel Quenneville is the head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks and for some reason always has favorites like Michal Rozsival that he gets in a rut playing without letting defenseman develop and learn their position.
The Chicago Blackhawks are best when their defense are quick puck moving puck possession driven defenseman so hopefully Coach Q will except the new group of defenseman and not burry them behind veterans.
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