The Chicago Blackhawks have been a hard team to watch recently, but there are still players to keep an eye on.
The Chicago Blackhawks season has taken a turn. Although the team’s decline might have been expected, as fans, I think we all still were holding out some hope for a miracle through the last month of the season. That hope seems to be gone.
While the Blackhawks are not going to make the playoffs this season, there are still a handful of reasons to watch the last set of games. Some of those reasons have to do with a few players, all of which were not playing with the team over a month ago.
Today, I wanted to highlight three individual players to keep an eye on as the Hawks season draws to a close. While no individual effort will be able to change the direction of this team, having these three guys step up to the plate will make Stan Bowman’s job a little easier this off-season.
The Hawks have ten more games to go this season, and they currently find themselves in sixth place within the central division. Because Dallas and Nashville both won last night, the hole to climb out to make the playoffs keeps getting deeper. Next year should be better for the team, and if these three players can show just a slight improvement, then Chicago will be in a good position to take a big step forward.
The Hawks are missing depth at a few positions. They have struggled in the faceoff dot and on defense most of all. The team is filled with different centers, but none are winning draws right now, and you can bet if this first player on the list can play at a high level all game, the team will be better off.