Get More Physical
Kirby Dach and Connor Murphy are the two tallest Blackhawks on the ice at six feet four inches tall. We have seen Murphy play a physical brand of hockey throughout his time with the Blackhawks. This past season he led the team with 128 hits.
Dach is going to have to start to turn up that physical brand of hockey, especially if he can continue to get stronger. Dach only had 33 hits this past season. To put that in perspective, Alex DeBrincat and his entire five-foot seven-inch frame registered 58 hits this past year. While DeBrincat might not have had his best season, at least he was a little physical throughout the year.
The Blackhawks have never been prone to playing that physical style of hockey that is usually good to see around playoff time. Next season I hope we can see Kirby Dach start to get more physical not only by finishing hits but by scoring goals around the crease.
Dach has the potential to be a great NHL player for years to come. He is the next generational talent this team will have after Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane call it a career. Hopefully, he can continue to improve year after year, and he can lead us to the teams next Stanley Cup!