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Chicago Blackhawks: Five reasons for optimism after three bad games

By Jimmy Lynch
Alex DeBrincat #12, Chicago Blackhawks Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports
Alex DeBrincat #12, Chicago Blackhawks Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports /
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Pius Suter #24, Chicago Blackhawks
Pius Suter #24, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

4. Pius Suter seems to be the real deal

Pius Suter has just one assist through the first three games of the season, but his play has earned him 15:03 minutes of ice time on average, not bad for a rookie. Suter is starting to gain some experience with players like Patrick Kane and Alex DeBrincat. That chemistry almost paid off in a great goal for the Blackhawks if it was not for an offsides call.

Suter needs to be a force on the Blackhawks this season. Even though he is a rookie forward, the Blackhawks are giving him a great opportunity to earn a hefty contract this season if he can find the back of the net. Through the first three games, Suter has eight shots on goal, maybe one will find the back of the net within the next few games.

The great thing about Suter is he is willing to play any style of play for the team to win. He will go down in the slot and try his best to wreak some havoc, while also being able to snipe a pretty goal for the team if presented an opportunity.

If Suter can start to win more faceoffs then I think we could see more of him in the top six as a center this season.

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