What position the Blackhawks should add in the NHL draft

By Jimmy Lynch
Chicago Blackhawks, Adam Boqvist #27 (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images)
Chicago Blackhawks, Adam Boqvist #27 (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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CHICAGO, IL – JANUARY 11: Alex Nylander #92 of the Chicago Blackhawks walks out to the ice prior to the game against the Anaheim Ducks at the United Center on January 11, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL – JANUARY 11: Alex Nylander #92 of the Chicago Blackhawks walks out to the ice prior to the game against the Anaheim Ducks at the United Center on January 11, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images) /

Looking at the Wings

Let’s do a rundown of all the talented wingers the Blackhawks have: Alex DeBrincat, Dominik Kubalik, Brandon Saad, Andrew Shaw, and some guy named Patrick Kane. If Chicago opts to draft a winger I would get it, but at the same time it is not the top position I would target.

For some reason, Stan Bowman likes Alex Nylander, I will never get it, but hey maybe he can turn it around and become a top 6 forward. The Blackhawks have a lot of legit threats when Kubalik, DeBrincat, Saad, and Kane are all on the wings. Personally, I am excited to see what they can all do when everyone is healthy.

Jeremy Colliton for some reason refused to play Saad on the top line, hopefully, next time Saad cracks the lineup he will reconsider this. If Chicago did opt to draft a winger I would want it to be one that can drastically impact the game, someone like Patrik Laine or Kaapo Kakko. I want to see this winger be able to score goals at a crazy rate.

Alex DeBrincat has taken a step back so far this season, as he is on pace for about 20 goals instead of his normal 40 last season. Due to the lack of goals by DeBrincat, I could see the team taking a winger to compliment him.

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