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Blackhawks: The Three Untouchables on the Blackhawks Roster

By Jimmy Lynch
Alex DeBrincat #12, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Alex DeBrincat #12, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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Kirby Dach #77, Chicago Blackhawks
Kirby Dach #77, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

The Chicago Blackhawks First Untouchable: Kirby Dach

The only way the Chicago Blackhawks lose Kirby Dach in the next few years is if they wait too long on a contract extension this offseason. Then all of a sudden the team could face a situation like the Montreal Canadiens and the Carolina Hurricanes.

Dach is such an athletic skilled hockey player. His size gives him a reach that few players have, and his skill and puck control makes him elusive and fun to watch with some great rushes up ice. The only thing the former third overall pick is missing is the ability to finish on some of those big chances, but that will come with time.

The other thing that will come with time is the face-offs. Dach has a faceoff percentage of 35.1 percent so far this season and that number is going to have to go up for the team to be successful.

Dach has already started to see more time in different situations and at the end of the day, he is still just 20 years old, with a lot more time ahead of him to develop. I know Davidson is the interim general manager and probably is not working on too many deals right now, but re-signing Dach midseason might be one of the deals everyone can agree on at this time.

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