9. The rookies are ahead of schedule
Maybe the Blackhwks do continue to lose games, and maybe they miss out on the playoffs this season. At the end of the day, knowing that the team has thrown seven different rookies into their lineup this season at one point or another is comfort enough during a bad season.
I already have touched on how fans can expect the young players to develop this offseason and be even better in 2021-22, so instead of rehashing that I want to talk about some of the different pieces the team can bring in during the offseason.
The Hawks are not going to get a top-five draft pick, and that is fine. Even if the team is picking around the 14-18 range, the team should be able to add a good asset that will help the team for years to come down the road.
Seeing which rookies come out of nowhere this offseason and possibly even make the Hawks lineup will be fun. It seems like the past few years have been all about Ian Mitchell and whether or not he was going to sign with the Blackhawks and be as good as everyone thought, and it turns out he was.
Now we will have to wait and see who the next former draft pick will be to make the team next season. I would not mind seeing