Chicago Blackhawks’ Fans Need To Brace For A New Reality

Kirby Dach #77, Patrick Kane #88, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)
Kirby Dach #77, Patrick Kane #88, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images) /
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Jeremy Colliton, Chicago Blackhawks
Jeremy Colliton, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images) /

The Blackhawks are not going to win the Stanley Cup next season. Honestly, making the playoffs is going to be a bit of a stretch in my eyes too.

While we found a way to compete and make it into the first round this season, these were extraordinary circumstances. Chicago needs to focus on improving their roster and making sure the future is brighter year after year. I do not need to see this team win now, as long as each year they are taking a step forward.

The ‘Hawks were the youngest team in the playoffs this past season. That is something that can not be taken for granted, in my opinion. Chicago went out and gained some precious experience both for the players and coaching staff.

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Next season is going to prove trying for the Blackhawks. As long as we can go out and play competitive hockey, I am going to be alright with whatever result we see on the ice. Let’s hope the young players on this roster can start to take on even more prominent roles, and hopefully, they can continue to develop their game to make the ‘Hawks competitive a few years down the line.

I know that the biggest issue with waiting a few more years to win is who knows where Toews and Kane are going to be at that time when it comes to their regression. Still, the thing is, if we let them take a little step back now, we are going to ensure that they are ready to go when we need them come playoff time in a year or two.

Please do not go out and watch the Blackhawks play next season with the postseason in mind for 2021; instead, start looking ahead for the roster we are building for years to come!