Does Dylan Strome fit into the Chicago Blackhawks lineup? Personally, I do not think so.
Dylan Strome might be one of the most tradeable pieces on this roster. While he did not have a great season, there is definitely an upside to his game. Jeremy Colliton just has not been able to pull it out of him with the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Blackhawks missed the playoffs again. Strome has been to the postseason once in his career and it was following the play-in series against the Edmonton Oilers in 2020. A lot of the players on this team are hungry for a playoff opportunity, but there are a couple of reasons to think that Strome’s eventual playoff run is going to come on a different team.
1. His Trade Value Is Not Going To Get Any Higher.
It seems as though the Blackhawks have already moved on from Dylan Strome. The team did not play him a lot down the stretch of the season, and even when he was in the lineup his ice time was varied.
With the team opting to play seven defensemen a lot throughout the year, Strome was a healthy scratch in order to give that defenseman a spot on the team. He is a couple of years removed from putting up 51 points in 58 games with the Blackhawks, and rather than wait for another season of just putting up 20 points maybe the team can move him this summer at a higher price.
Strome is a solid option for a team looking to go on a playoff run. Just because it has not worked out here doesn’t mean it cannot happen elsewhere. The only thing the Blackhawks need to make sure is that they trade Strome at the right time. Personally waiting for next season to start and placing Stroem on the bottom line or healthy scratched a few games a week is not the way to go with this asset.
Besides, if Strome were to come back next season and be better than ever the team would probably still have a hard time trading him because his next contract would look to be a lot more.