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Blackhawks: The pros and cons of playing DeBrincat with Strome

By Jimmy Lynch
Dylan Strome #17, Alex DeBrincat #12, Chicago Blackhawks Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dylan Strome #17, Alex DeBrincat #12, Chicago Blackhawks Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /
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Dylan Strome #17, Alex DeBrincat #12, Chicago Blackhawks
Dylan Strome #17, Alex DeBrincat #12, Chicago Blackhawks Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

The Chicago Blackhawks are in a very unique situation with a few of their forwards.

The Blackhawks are going to have to make some changes this off-season. Whether it be through free agency, not re-signing some players, or trading someone away, something needs to change. Let’s hope the Blackhawks make the most out of any potential changes and make their forward group better.

Chicago has a good group right now, but honestly, their team is disorganized and has a lot of pieces moving in the lineup and up and down. That is okay for this year as the young guys all find their place in the league, but next season things need to be a little bit different.

Getting some set lines throughout the year would let the players find their own in the league with some teammates. One option would be putting Strome with DeBrincat for a while as long as things don’t fall apart completely.

The Pros of playing Strome with DeBrincat

Dylan Strome being a prominent player on the Hawks wouldn’t hurt the franchise one bit. The Hawks have the possibility to put out a pretty solid top nine, but for some reason, Colliton just can not keep Strome involved.

What the lineup could look like when the two are together next season:

Dominik Kubalik – Jonathan Toews – Brandon Hagel 

Vinnie Hinostroza – Kirby Dach – Patrick Kane

Alex DeBrincat – Dylan Strome – Philipp Kurashev 

Mike Hardman – David Kampf – Pius Suter 

Obviously, a lot of key players are missing from this list – things will change this off-season

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