The Chicago Blackhawks Have Four Top Line Centermen Options

By Jimmy Lynch
Jonathan Toews #19, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
Jonathan Toews #19, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) /
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Dylan Strome #17, Chicago Blackhawks
Dylan Strome #17, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

Dylan Strome:

Dylan Strome at center might not be the best option for the Blackhawks, but it is one avenue they definitely could pursue if they need to. Strome’s stock with the Chicago Blackhawks fell so much last season he found himself healthy scratched more than a few times to end the year. It will be interesting to see how this year goes for number 17.

The Blackhawks want to see Dylan Strome succeed in 2021-22, how they make him a better played more effective on the ice is up to them. While maybe he works as a bottom-six winger or center, his best bet would be to be a top-six center on this team.

Last season he was the starting center to begin the season, but he eventually lost that job by the end of the season, heck by the end of the first five games he was out of that position. It is hard to imagine that Strome will be back on the top line in 2021-22, but if they run out of options with the guys mentioned above then Strome is at least the final fallback option for the team.

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Which center will end up being on the top line on opening night? Honestly, it is still anyone’s guess. This team has a lot of solid options, now all they have to do is wait and see who works out and who the roster moves down in the lineup. Of course, we could also see some of these players on the wing so time will tell how this all goes in 2021-22.