The Chicago Blackhawks have not had the best start of the season as they are only 6-11-2 so far this season. Despite their struggles there are still some things to be thankful for let’s go over a few things on Turkey Day.
The Chicago Blackhawks Thanksgiving List To Be Thankful For:
Alex DeBrincat is the future of this team, there is no denying that. Through 19 games he has a team leading 11 goals which includes some great performances and highlight reel snipes.
The young 24 year old has a long career ahead of him, hopefully all with the Hawks. DeBrincat is doing more than just scoring goals too as he has had a terrific season all around including this amazing night where he had a Gordie Howe hat trick:
The Chicago Blackhawks have Marc-Andre Fleury on their team! That in itself is still something I am grateful for. Fleury has returned to his Vezina Trophy caliber play as of late after starting the year on a bad note with a heck of a losing streak.
The team has had a heck of a win streak as of late with Fleury in his last five games he won four of them never giving up more than two goals during the victories and even pitching his first shut out with the Blackhawks.
The great 88 shockingly leads the team with 17 points in the teams first 15 games he has played in. Patrick Kane is a heck of a hockey player that has accomplished a lot with the Blackhawks, and he is a player the team is going to be thankful they had for years to come, especially when they retire his jersey number and see him get inducted into the hockey hall of fame.
The great Derek King has led the team to a 5-2-0 start after the team began the season 1-9-2. After a hard start of the year with Jeremy Colliton at the helm, it is great to see some fresh blood with King.
Who knows how long the Blackhawks are going to run with Derek King, but I think when his time in Chicago is done no one will forget how he took a team that has been struggling and helped them remember what it was all about just playing some hockey.
A New Front Office:
Stan Bowman is gone, John McDonough is gone, Joel Quenneville is gone, and maybe now the Blackhawks can start making the right decisions in their front office which starts with a fair settlement for Kyle Beach.
Enjoy some turkey today everybody! The Blackhawks are back in action on Friday against the Blues.