25 Chicago Blackhawks Players in 25 Days: Robin Lehner
By Jimmy Lynch
We will cover 25 Chicago Blackhawks players and games over the next 25 days leading up to the 2019-20 season.
I thought it might be fun to start a little series for you all. For the next 25 days, we will highlight one player on the Chicago Blackhawks this year, and one game from the last few seasons, just to refresh everyone’s memory. Let’s dive in!
Player Spotlight: Robin Lehner
Robin Lehner might just be the Blackhawks’ goalie of the future. He is only 28 years old, and captured the Masterson Trophy last season. He is an elite goalie in the NHL, and helped make the Islanders a force to be reckoned with last season.
Although the Blackhawks still have Corey Crawford, who doesn’t get the respect he deserves, adding Lehner gives the Blackhawks one of the best goalie tandems in the NHL.
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The Blackhawks are guaranteed a goalie that can make a difference in every game next year. Obviously, Crow’s health has been a question mark the last few seasons, so having Robin Lehner only makes the team better.
The Blackhawks are lucky to have Lehner on the team. He has dealt with his fair share of issues before. He spoke about his mental health openly throughout last season.
Lehner has something to prove this season. Hopefully, he can help lead the Blackhawks to a Stanley Cup.
Chicago Blackhawks’ Game Spotlight: October 25th, 2018
The Chicago Blackhawks beat the New York Rangers 4-1 at the United Center, giving the Blackhawks their 6th win of the season. At the time, things looked relatively good for the Blackhawks and their season.
However, the Blackhawks would follow the 4-1 win with a five game losing streak that would end with Joel Quenneville being fired.
At the time of the game on October 25th, few people thought Coach Q only had another 11 days days left as Blackhawks’ Head Coach. He would eventually be fired on November 6th.
Quenneville, the coach with the second-most wins in the NHL, ended his coaching tenure in Chicago with 452 wins.
Fans will have to wait until he comes back this year, with the Florida Panthers, to give Coach Q the standing ovation he deserves for what he did for this city.
I have a question for you all to answer in the comments, or just think about during the next 25 days.
Where do you think the Blackhawks will finish at the end of the 2019-20 season? Meaning will they make the playoffs, and if so, what round will they make it to?
This is a hot topic of debate amongst Chicago Blackhawks’ fans, and we do have 25 days to talk about it.