Lynch – I could not agree more with what you said at the end.
The defense is not going to win this game. If you ask me the Blackhawks are going to need to outscore any team they face, which is not going to be an easy task.
This does bring up an interesting point. McDavid and Draisaitl are going to be hard to slow down offensively, but so will Patrick Kane. Chicago is going to rely on Kane all series to try and drastically lift the Blackhawks chances of winning a game or two.
Outside of Kane, we do have Kubalik and Strome still looking for a contract as well as Saad and Toews who can score a big goal when we need them. Oh, I almost forgot another big X factor, Alex DeBrincat.
While DeBrincat might not have had the best regular season, one thing is certain. If he can score some big goals and produce in the playoffs, no one is going to remember the season he had.
What do you think? We have established that this is going to be a high scoring series if the Blackhawks want to make it out of the first round, but when you look at this roster who do you think is going to produce the most points outside of Patrick Kane?