5. Development of Dach and Boqvist is the main goal
The Chicago Blackhawks have two young promising players already playing with their team in Kirby Dach and Adam Boqvist. The two former first-round picks are going to be big players with this team, and I can not wait to see what they can bring to the table in the coming few years.
This team is going to grow around Dach and Boqvist in the future, imagine them as the Toews and Keith in 10 years. Having them develop right in their first few seasons is going to be instrumental in the next decade of Blackhawks hockey.
While I am sure this team could benefit from playing in the playoffs and gaining valuable playoff experience, I also think missing the playoffs now would give Dach and Boqvist more time to play on the Blackhawks top unit. Dach and Boqvist are already playing meaningful roles on this team, but now they can play in situations that enable them to learn without the intensity of a playoff game.
I think the number one goal should be putting these two in different situations and allowing them to grow, not making the playoffs this season.