So, which variation is best for the Chicago Blackhawks’ success and movement in the right direction?
It is still early, but I like the eight skater format a little more than the seven forward and three defensemen format. While that does not let the ‘Hawks save as many players, it does allow them to save one more of their defensemen in a draft, I believe, will take advantage of many teams.
While I like the eight skater format right now, that might change as the season goes on. Who knows, maybe Lucas Wallmark has a great year, or Alexander Nylander finally shoes up to play. If either of those two happens to become breakout stars or someone else not listed, then the Blackhawks are going to be better off doing the seven forward format to save their top players available.
Chicago is going to lose someone, and that is alright. As long as the Blackhawks find a way to make sure the right player they want Seattle to take is taken, Chicago should be okay. The no-movement clauses might hurt the Blackhawks, but they still have plenty of spaces available to save, and by the trade deadline, we will have a better understanding of who Chicago will save!
Do you think that the Seattle Expansion team will be as successful as Vegas, and who do you think they will take from the Blackhawks? Comment down below your thoughts as I would to hear them! I think expectations will be too high on the Kraken after what Vegas did, and I believe they will miss out on the playoffs and aren’t going to be an instant success story like Vegas.