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Blackhawks: Candidates to play with Patrick Kane next season

By Jimmy Lynch
Patrick Kane #88, Chicago Blackhawks Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Patrick Kane #88, Chicago Blackhawks Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Patrick Kane #88, Chicago Blackhawks
Patrick Kane #88, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

So Who Plays With Kane?

At the end of the day, I think pretty much everyone on the roster will get a chance with Kane. Colliton will eventually put the lines into a blender to try and win a game or shake things up and that usually means Kane gets an opportunity with someone new.

I will say I hope DeBrincat spends a lot of time with him this season – at least to start the year. The two were great together last season and while DeBrincat might be getting to a point where he should be split up from Kane the same way Toews has been for a long time now, that day doesn’t have to be this season.

Kane and DeBrincat with Strome would be my ideal option. Otherwise, who knows where Strome fits on this team. The Hawks need to find somewhere for Strome and if he can put together some points with the two top Hawks then maybe they can trade him at the deadline for something good or convince him to re-sign in Chicago.

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So who do you think will play with Kane this coming season? While my ideal line would be Strome with DeBrincat and Kane I think the team will go with Dach centering the two top wingers. The franchise is going to be depending on Dach to become the next number one center, and that means playing with the best wingers available.

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