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5 Chicago Blackhawks Who Have Stepped Up in 2019-20

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JANUARY 05: Connor Murphy #5 of the Chicago Blackhawks lands on top of Robby Fabbri #14 of the Detroit Red Wings as they slide into Corey Crawford #50 at the United Center on January 05, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JANUARY 05: Connor Murphy #5 of the Chicago Blackhawks lands on top of Robby Fabbri #14 of the Detroit Red Wings as they slide into Corey Crawford #50 at the United Center on January 05, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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CHICAGO, IL – DECEMBER 27: Dominik Kubalik #8 of the Chicago Blackhawks reacts after scoring against the New York Islanders in the first period at the United Center on December 27, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL – DECEMBER 27: Dominik Kubalik #8 of the Chicago Blackhawks reacts after scoring against the New York Islanders in the first period at the United Center on December 27, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images) /

4. Dominik Kubalik

Okay, I will be honest. Maybe Dominik Kubalík does not deserve to be on this list, but guess what, we don’t have a lot of choices from this team right now.

The Chicago Blackhawks used to roll four really good lines all game long. They used to make you pick your poison on which line gets your worst defenders and the Blackhawks would always take advantage of that.

I mention the past, because Dominik Kubalik is one of the best options to bring back that kind of magic. Kubalik is second on the Blackhawks for goals this season with 14 goals. Kubalik has found a way to succeed. He has 6 points in the last 5 games and is continuing to improve at the NHL level.

Kubalik has found a way to score at the NHL level as of recent. He is scoring goals off the rush, through a snipe, and most recently through a screen.

https://twitter.com/certified_tonyg/status/1215465524118933505?s=21

If Kubalik can continue to improve as the season goes along, there is no reason in my mind that he won’t be a top-6 player for the Chicago Blackhawks for a long time.

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