Stanley Cup Playoffs

Chicago Blackhawks: Their leaders have to perform this post-season

Patrick Kane #88, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Patrick Kane #88, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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Chicago Blackhawks, Patrick Kane
Patrick Kane #88, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

The Chicago Blackhawks hope to battle towards the 2020 Stanley Cup if the league’s plans continue to proceed. They’ll need their leaders to set that tone.

The Chicago Blackhawks roster has experienced seemingly endless overhauls throughout the past 10 years. Winning three Stanley Cups within the 2010s, many of their playoff performers came and went between and beyond each championship.

Chicago’s lineup is now full of newer faces, with recent Blackhawks draft picks like Alex DeBrincat, Kirby Dach, and Adam Boqvist quickly making their presence known in this city.

Even amidst the constant team turnover, a strong veteran presence has continued to lead the club. Coincidentally, these players were all also drafted by the organization they now find themselves mentoring within.

These are the players who have been there for it all, joining when success was far from expected and also achieving the highest level of accomplishments together in a Blackhawks jersey.

Some select superstars have helped to re-build the winning culture in Chicago, so it comes as no surprise that losing seems to hit them the hardest. They’ve set the bar for success, so reaching it is no longer optional.

From their work ethic to their perseverance, to their leadership, this Blackhawks team needs these impact players to continue being the valuable core they’ve proven themselves to be. The rest of their roster requires it.

If the veterans can take care of the heavy lifting, it will lighten the load for Chicago’s younger talent to focus less on the pressure and more on the playmaking.

These are the four players that will need to lead this Chicago Blackhawks organization if they expect to see any success throughout the post-season.