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

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Niklas Hjalmarsson would make our defense that much better on the backend.

I know that Hjalmarsson has struggled with the Arizona Coyotes this season, but the weird thing about it is that Hjalmarsson would still make our defense better at keeping pucks out of our net.

Remember the Blackhawks big four defensemen? Keith, Seabrook, Johnny Oduya, and Hjalmarsson won the Blackhawks a Stanley Cup basically on their own.

Well, now the only remnant of that team is Keith on our back-end. Even with Seabrook in, he was not the same.

I think Hjalmarsson would have been great at helping to teach the next wave of Blackhawks defenseman moving forward. He could help teach them how to defend the net the best, and help with the transition into the offensive zone.

Our last pick for ex-Blackhawks we want back is not as much a player as he is an all-around great leader and coach.