9. The Return of Nylander
Alex Nylander will be back, but the team in front of him is very different. The Blackhawks have young players like Lucas Reichel, Henrik Borgstrom, Philipp Kurashev, and many others now vying for spots on the roster. A few seasons ago Nylander was given a lot of opportunities in part because the team had nowhere else to turn.
How he does after missing last season and starting from behind with the other talented players in the lineup will be interesting. I personally think that Nylander’s ability to score goals should give him a roster spot on this team and then the organization waits and see what he does with it, but time will tell how he does in training camp.
How Nylander does this season and whether or not the team tries to trade him, re-sign him, or let him walk in free agency next summer will be interesting. A lot of the different young players have a lot to offer, and now Nylander needs to step up his game.