4. The Blackhawks are set to get a big face back soon
Getting Kirby Dach back into the lineup at some is going to help the team tremendously. Dach makes the entire lineup that much more competitive in a lot of different facets of the game.
To begin with, when Dach gets back you have to expect he will be the team’s number one center. Putting Dach between DeBrincat and Kane is exactly what this team needs. Kane and DeBrincat have been playing great regardless of who is centering their line, but adding another difference maker between them gives Chicago a truly offensive powerhouse.
Dach is a big guy, and he can win faceoffs too. The Hawks have struggled in the faceoff dot during their recent losing streak, and adding a stronger physical player will allow for Kampf to slot back down in the lineup and play his usual role while allowing Dach to hand things more offensively.
I do not think it is ideal for Dach to rejoin the team right away and be thrown into a number one center role, but the organization has to be a little desperate right now with Suter, Kurashev, Soderberg, and Kampf all having opportunities on that top spot.
I think the team will give Dach an opportunity right from the get-go and if that does not work maybe they will move Dylan Strome back up for another opportunity.