The Chicago Blackhawks and Malcolm Subban might be a match made in heaven, especially when considering where both parties are at.
The Chicago Blackhawks are looking for a starting goalie, and Malcolm Subban is apart of the conversation. While the team is hopeful that Drew Commesso will be the guy in the future, they will look for someone in the meantime.
Malcolm Subban, Kevin Lankinen, and Collin Delia are all going to get an opportunity to prove why they should be the Blackhawks starter, but in my mind, Subban is on top.
Malcolm Subban has had a long journey to get to Chicago. He was drafted in the first round by the Boston Bruins in the 2012 NHL draft, he was claimed by the Vegas Golden Knights off of waivers early in the 2017-18 season and then was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Robin Lehner.
Securing a second-round draft pick was the Blackhawks top priority in the Lehner trade, but also, maybe Stan Bowman saw something in Subban. Subban has had some great performances in the past.
I believe that Subban could play thirty or four games for the Blackhawks next season, depending on how long the season is. He has not been given as big of an opportunity as he has in Chicago now.
In the past, he was the backup for goalies like Tuukka Rask in Boston and Marc-Andre Fleury in Vegas, but now he can be the guy. Now, he gets the chance to prove himself or someone else will. Subban had this to say about re-signing with the Blackhawks via yahoo sports.
"Getting familiar with everyone here, getting familiar with the city, it’s been unbelievable so far and I’m so happy that I could sign back and be a part of this for a little bit longer.”"
Now that Subban is familiar with the Blackhawks and spent sometime around the organization, he can prove himself. Subban got to see how Corey Crawford worked with the Blackhawks and hopefully pick his brain on how to play for the ‘Hawks.
Now it is up to him to show whether or not the organization’s time thus far has allowed him to elevate his game. There is an opportunity in net for the Blackhawks. Hopefully, one of the teams, three young goaltenders, will rise to the occasion.