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Chicago Blackhawks: 3 keys to success for Dominik Kubalik for 2020-2021

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Chicago Blackhawks, Dominik Kubalik (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)
Chicago Blackhawks, Dominik Kubalik (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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Chicago Blackhawks, Dominik Kubalik
Chicago Blackhawks, Dominik Kubalik (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images) /

The chorus of “fire Bowman” has understandably been pretty loud among Chicago Blackhawks fans, but not every move he’s made over the years has been a bad one.

One of the few recent bits of positive news was that the Chicago Blackhawks rookie sensation, Dominik Kubalik, signed a new deal with the team. There were a few moments of, “will he or won’t he” because no one knew what Kubalik would ask for, but the deal was done and most people were happy with the result.

For a rookie season, Dominik Kubalik really surprised pretty much everyone this year.  He scored 30 goals, and the Chicago Blackhawks made giving him a new deal a priority during the offseason.

Kubalik was acquired from Los Angeles in return for a fifth-round pick in 2019. At the time, the move just kind of looked like Chicago wanted depth for Rockford. Most of Chicago’s fans were happy to be wrong and find out that Kubalik was going to be more than just a guy that was intended to fill out the roster in Rockford.

His stats are for the most part pretty good.

Even his possession metrics are decent. Not amazing, but decent:

Where does he go from here though? After such a strong rookie campaign, how can he improve, or at the very least, how does he succeed next season?

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