5 ex-Chicago Blackhawks I wish were still with the team

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Henri Jokiharju would look great on the Blackhawks blue line right now next to a player like Conner Murphy.

I do think that the Blackhawks defense has been better as of late. The pairings have been doing there best to keep the puck out of the net, but at the same time, this team would look that much more dominant with Henri Jokiharu on the back-end.

Duncan Keith has been doing his best. Adam Boqvist is also doing his part to help move this team forward, another defenseman that has been great is Connor Murphy. Murphy has been playing like a shutdown player similar to Niklas Hjalmarsson.

I think that the Blackhawks partly traded him away to free up a spot for Nicolas Beaudin if he was going to jump to the NHL this season.

Considering he didn’t I think another reason the Blackhawks traded Jokiharju is that coach Q liked him in his system, and he just did not fit with Colliton.