Teams the Chicago Blackhawks should model themselves after

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2 – Vegas Golden Knights

I do not know if the Blackhawks can model themselves after the Vegas Golden Knights, but I do know that our series against the Knights opened the eyes of the ‘Hawks for pieces they are missing. Fans should be hopeful for the future, as long as the Blackhawks learned from their mistakes.

Vegas is a team that might steamroll their way to the Stanley Cup final. I certainly do believe that Vegas is a better team than Dallas, but I also thought that Vegas would have an easier job against Vancouver, so I guess anything can happen!

Vegas is a team that plays physical hockey, has a lot of size in their locker room, and also can find a way to score a lot of goals. Finding a way to model themselves after Vegas would be a no brainer for the Blackhawks, and I believe it starts in the draft.

We need to start targeting bigger guys who can make a difference in our lineup. The fact that Drake Caggiula and Andrew Shaw are our most physical players is not a good sign, in my opinion. Let’s start playing more physical hockey in the years to come if we want to model ourselves after a team like Vegas.

Even if we do not model ourselves after Vegas, I do believe we need to start playing more physical hockey. There is still one more option on the table, though.