The Chicago Blackhawks have a lot of different best and worst case scenarios for the season. If a lot of different things go right, then this team could be very fun to watch.
So today I want to talk about those different things that need to happen for the team to succeed this season. Obviously the Blackhawks have a better roster than last year, but that is not enough.
In order for the Blackhawks to win and go on a real run for the playoffs some things need to go right for the team. Let’s highlight five different things:
1. Seth Jones Is The Guy Stan Bowman And The Blackhawks Traded For:
The Blackhawks are really counting on Seth Jones to be the leader of the blue line. After trading a handful of assets and Adam Boqvist to the Blue Jackets, Bowman signed Seth Jones to a massive contract extension.
Moves like that are needed to secure a player the team is looking for. Players like Jones, true number one defenseman, do not grow on trees. Even still though this season Jones needs to prove he is the guy the Blackhawks think he is when they traded a lot of stock in the organization to get him.
Personally I do believe Jones is the real deal, but at the same time we won’t know whether or not he is until puck drop. Can he be the number one center this team has been missing the past few years? Time will tell.