Lynch – Both Dylan Strome and Alex DeBrincat are going to have to be difference makers in this series for the Blackhawks to advance.
I like the idea of separating the Blackhawks out a little bit on offense, and while I would love to see a line with Strome, DeBrincat, and Kane, I agree that Kane might be better off with Toews.
There are a lot of jobs on the line when it comes to this play-in series. While Jeremy Colliton is one name you mention, I also think people like Stan Bowman are going to be held accountable if the Blackhawks fail.
Outside of the management, some players might get moved if the Blackhawks get bounced by the Oilers. Players like Corey Crawford, Dylan Strome, Dominik Kubalik, and Drake Caggiula are all playing for contracts. Those contracts are going to be decided by this series.
Only time will tell who the victor of this series is, so I believe we are going to be talking about how the Blackhawks stack up to the Oilers a lot more in the coming weeks and months. Do not worry we will be tossing in our fair share of draft previews and player spotlights along the way!