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Three Chicago Blackhawks to have on your fantasy team

By Jimmy Lynch
Patrick Kane #88, Chicago Blackhawks(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Patrick Kane #88, Chicago Blackhawks(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

While the Chicago Blackhawks might not have the best season in 2021, they will have some players to watch on fantasy hockey.

I have never been the biggest participant in fantasy hockey, if I am being honest. Sure I have always done fantasy football, but the hockey version has a lot to do during the week. However, with this season being a little shorter and the Chicago Blackhawks being a little worse off, I figure why not give it a shot.

The ‘Hawks roster is filled with some hit or miss players going into this season. Andrew Shaw has been a reliable middle-six forward in the past, but injuries have kept him out of the lineup in the past. Finding players to fill out your fantasy hockey lineup if you play will be difficult, especially considering COVID might factor in keeping players out of the lineup.

So today, I thought it might be interesting to highlight three players to get on your fantasy hockey team. A few of these players might go early in a draft, but they will definitely be worthwhile pieces of your team if you can get them.

1. Duncan Keith

Duncan Keith is very much removed from being a dominant defenseman in the NHL. While he hasn’t been recognized on the national stage for a while, he still does play a big role on this team.

Keith, the past few years, has been paired up with some of the younger guys on the blue line to help them grow into better NHL players, but that came at the cost of him making some plays instead of choosing to stay back and be a little more cautious with the puck. Now, however, he might be able to take more chances with a new linemate.

Obviously, it is still way too early to tell where the Blackhawks will play Duncan Keith next season and with whom, but if they decide on Keith and Murphy together, then we might see a more offensively productive Keith than usual at season end.

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