Key 2 Be A Threat Not A Liability
At times last year, it seemed like Adam Boqvist’s partner Duncan Keith had to cover for him. While Boqvist is still young, he needs to be a greater threat on the ice. Heading into next season I think a lot of fans are expecting to see Boqvist and Zadorov together as linemates, that is great for Boqvist as it allows him to run wild.
Nikita Zadorov is one of the tallest toughest Blackhawks the team has had in a long time. He can provide the team with a physical spark they need to win, and to keep opponents back against the ‘Hawks top guys. Having Zadorov on the ice will hopefully help Boqvist be more comfortable on the ice and make big plays for the team.
Boqvist only averaged 13 minutes a night during the postseason’s five games that had Boqvist on the ice. That is not a lot of time, and it showed that at times the ‘Hawks did not trust him to complete his job to the best of his abilities.
Luckily for the ‘Hawks, he still has a long time to boost his confidence and get better.