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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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VANCOUVER, BC – JANUARY 2: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates a goal during their NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena January 2, 2020 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)”n
VANCOUVER, BC – JANUARY 2: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates a goal during their NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena January 2, 2020 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)”n /

2. Patrick Kane

I never thought I would be able to call Patrick Kane underrated. Yet, here I am. Kane was left off NBC’s top 10 NHL players of the decade. Instead, Kane ranked at number 15. That is going to irritate me for a while I think, just because of the player Kane is.

Patrick Kane has stepped up to the plate every season in the last few years. He is the Blackhawks’ top goal and point-getter and he is constantly playing extra minutes. Remember the game the Blackhawks decide to play 7 defensemen and basically play Kane as an extra player? Yeah, I still don’t get Jeremy Colliton’s moves.

Kane has 6 power-play goals and 56 points in 45 games. Kane has grown into one of the most reliable leaders in the Blackhawks locker room.

Kane has especially stepped up to the plate this season. Whether it is respecting the team’s decisions, playing his best, or helping out the younger players, he has been there.

I know people will always say we are wasting Patrick Kane’s prime, but the funny thing is that he is still getting better every season he plays.

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