Key 3 Play With More Confidence
If Ian Mitchell were to start the season in the AHL it would not be much of a story. Mitchell would be going through growing pains as he transitioned to the NHL and became one of the future bright faces on this defense. If Boqvist were to take a step back and take a little more development time it would look like a drastically bad move for the team. So Boqvist needs to be at his best.
Kirby Dach seemed to find that second level during the Blackhawks postseason trip, something Boqvist failed to do. While Dach and Boqvist are two different players, they both are the future of this franchise and are going to be relied upon in situations to win the game in the future.
Playing with confidence is easier said than done, and it incorporates the past few parts of this article. While Boqvist is going to have to go out and play the best hockey he can every night. The team is also going to have to put him in some situations that will yield positive results. While also surrounding him with top players can help his development.
Hopefully playing Boqvist and Zadorovo together will lead the Blackhawks to success. Zadorov is a big guy while Boqvist is a little more on the smaller side. This gives Boqvist the enforcer like defender he needs while also giving Zadorov a linemate with a great offensive future that can help elevate his game.