Fansided
Editorials

Blackhawks: 5 Questions About the Direction of This Team

CALGARY, AB - DECEMBER 31: Robin Lehner #40 of the Chicago Blackhawks makes a save during an NHL game against the Calgary Flames on December 31, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)
CALGARY, AB - DECEMBER 31: Robin Lehner #40 of the Chicago Blackhawks makes a save during an NHL game against the Calgary Flames on December 31, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images) /
facebooktwitterreddit
6 of 6

1. What is This Chicago Blackhawks Roster Missing?

It is hard to say what this Chicago Blackhawks team is truly missing to win. Losing Marian Hossa hurt a lot, and losing players like Seabrook, Duncan Keith, Patrick Sharp, and more to Father Time pushed them over the edge.

The big thing that the Blackhawks need to understand is that this is what you get when you win. Chicago is destined to struggle for a little while since they did succeed so much in the past decade. Even the Pittsburgh Penguins will fall soon enough, and also, look at the Los Angeles Kings.

Chicago might want to learn something from LA. Rebuild on the fly with your core players still there to lead the team. You can argue the Blackhawks are doing it, but they refuse to say it. I want management to share a message to fans saying, “Hey, we are going to struggle, but that is okay, because we are looking 2 years ahead at what we can be.” It’s that simple.

The Blackhawks won’t do that because they are afraid of losing fans, but the thing is they won’t. If we know we are rebuilding, fans will start paying more attention to prospects and start to get excited about that. Instead, we are doing that now, only for the team to trade them away for a garbage “change of scenery” move, looking at you Nylander.

The Chicago Blackhawks do have some pieces they can trade away to really kick start this rebuild, and if they do that, I think they can be back in the playoffs within the next 2 or 3 seasons.

light. Related Story. 6 Blackhawks Players Who Could Be on Trade Block

This was a very packed article with a lot of questions that I have about the state of the Chicago Blackhawks. I just wish the team would come out and say what is going on with our organization. Whether it be they believe in this group, or that they are going to be ready in a year or two, I just want to know what is going on. Admitting there is a problem is the first step towards solving it.

facebooktwitterreddit