Blackhawks: Six Skaters To Have On The Ice With One Minute Left

Duncan Keith #2, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Chicago Blackhawks, Duncan Keith
Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

Undoubtedly a lot of choices here between Chris Chelios, Pierre Pilote, Bob Murray, etc.

Defenseman 1: Doug Wilson

However, for added offense, I had to choose all-time leading scoring defenseman Doug Wilson, who leads in goals (225), assist (554), points (779), and game-winning goals (22). Wilson may be the best offensive defenseman in Blackhawks history which was abided by his lethal slapshot. His best season came in 1981-82 where he recorded 39 goals, 46 assist, and 85 points in 76 games.

Wilson’s 39 goals rank fourth all-time in the NHL for goals in a season by a defenseman. With his amazing offensive play in mind, there is no doubt that I would have Wilson on the ice in attempts to find the equalizer. Ultimately, I would have Wilson up top looking to unload his slapshot.

Defenseman 2: Duncan Keith

My second defender will be Duncan Keith. Given his vision, playmaking, and shot Keith would be almost impossible to keep on the bench. Keith’s awareness and speed should prevent any clearances by the other team as he is one of the best at holding the blue line. Keith’s 81 points in 126 playoff games are impressive for defenders as well.

The two-time Norris Trophy winner will play along the top of the wall on the left side interchanging with Wilson when necessary. Keith has been the Blackhawks go-to defenseman throughout their dynasty, so it makes sense that he would be a go-to guy in this scenario.

The order does not have anything to do with rankings or who I would rather have first.

For those of you wondering, yes Coach Quenneville is certainly alongside me behind the bench!

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Again, comment who you would have out there and why!