Chicago Blackhawks Find Spark From Balanced Lines
By Stephen Yatsushiro
Schmaltz’s aversion to shooting and downward trend evidently was enough for general manager Stan Bowman. Schmaltz is now on his way to Arizona in a trade for Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini.
Both Strome and Perlini are former high draft picks but have yet to break out as NHL stars or even effective NHL players. Perhaps the change of scenery will be of benefit for all involved.
Also of significant note, Dylan Strome played with Alex DeBrincat on the OHL Erie Otters, where they raked together.
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Shake, rattle, and roll
So Jeremy Colliton is learning on the fly. He has learned that scratching productive players (Jokiharju, Martinsen, and Hayden against Tampa) is not a good idea. He shook up his lines and learned that the balanced attack supports sustaining momentum through a game.
Hopefully, Stan Bowman has learned from his past mistakes, and that his latest trade is the first of more moves to shake up this roster.
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The dangerous Vegas Golden Knights will bring their version of shake, rattle, and roll to the United Center on Tuesday night. It’s too early to tell if the newly acquired players will be able to get to snowbound Chicago in time to play Tuesday night.
And to continue with fun with words, we’ll see how this all shakes out. Let the sparks fly.