Blackhawks: Ten Thoughts After Ten Games In The 2021-22 Season

By Jimmy Lynch
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Jeremy Colliton, Chicago Blackhawks
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7. Interesting position moving forward

The Blackhawks risked a lot this offseason trading away their first-round pick and Adam Boqvist for Seth Jones. Plus all the money they handed out for guys like Jake McCabe, and the decision to trade for Tyler Johnson. All of these moves make the Blackhawks a competitive team. But what if this season just doesn’t work out?

Who the team decides to move on from and what they fix during the offseason would be interesting. It is weird being in a position where either Dylan Strome or the head coach Jeremy Colliton could be traded or fired and I wouldn’t be surprised. Which move comes first remains to be the question.

8. Special teams has been a strength

The Blackhawks special teams have not been a problem thus far. Last night included a power-play goal from Patrick Kane. Now all the team needs is their five-on-five play to have as much success as both the penalty kill and or the power play and they will be in a better position. Their play off the rush and their ability to get into the offensive zone might be two big hinders on them when it comes to five-on-five success.