Sitting at the bottom of the central division with just 62 points is not going to get the Chicago Blackhawks to the playoffs. I know some people are holding out hope that the Chicago Blackhawks can make the playoffs, but I would argue in the long one more year on the outside is not going to hurt the team.
The Blackhawks are sitting at the bottom of the central. While they do have 20 games left this season, they are going to win at least 15 games to make the postseason from here. This team is not going to do that. While the Blackhawks are not mathematically eliminated from the playoffs yet, I do think it is safe to say we are done.
I know missing the playoffs is going to look like a failed season according to a lot of fans. While that is true, it also would mean that the Blackhawks have one more year to really collect some assets and reload at the draft.
Before I dive in with my 5 reasons missing the playoffs are ok, can I just give a little disclaimer. I am not happy with the Blackhawks missing the playoffs. I, like many of you, believed this was going to be the Blackhawks year to take a step in the right direction. I was led to believe this team was ready after all the moves Stan Bowman made this past off-season. I am mad, but I want to look at things from a positive outlook. So, here are some reasons missing the playoffs is going to be good for the Blackhawks.