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Chicago Blackhawks Toews Tracker: First Nine Games

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GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 21: Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) looks on during the NHL hockey game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Arizona Coyotes on October 21, 2017 at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 21: Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) looks on during the NHL hockey game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Arizona Coyotes on October 21, 2017 at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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GLENDALE, AZ – OCTOBER 21: Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) looks on during the NHL hockey game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Arizona Coyotes on October 21, 2017 at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ – OCTOBER 21: Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) looks on during the NHL hockey game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Arizona Coyotes on October 21, 2017 at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

We may only be nine games into the 2017-18 campaign, but let’s take a look at the start of the year for Jonathan Toews and his linemates, Brandon Saad and Richard Panik

This past summer was filled with a lot of talk about Chicago Blackhawks’ Captain Jonathan Toews, especially after the blockbuster trade that saw the ‘Hawks shipping Artemi Panarin to Columbus to bring Brandon Saad back to Chicago.

Toews name has come up a lot since his $10.5 million a year salary has kicked in and it hasn’t typically been for great reasons. Most recently, Toews was ranked as the 12th best center in the league by the NHL Network, a number (while some thought to be too low) that you don’t want to see the co-highest paid player in the NHL ranked at.

Some applauded the move to bring Saad back to the Windy City, while others feared what the loss of a dynamic scorer like Panarin would do to the team. With a very small sample size of nine games, we can start to see if the move seems to be working out and what to possibly expect from Jonathan Toews moving forward.

Next: Toews’ First Nine Games

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