What could the Chicago Blackhawks lines look like for this upcoming season?

Lots of free agent additions means the talent is a little bit better than last season.
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Left Defense

Right Defense

A. Vlasic

S. Jones

K. Korchinski

C. Murphy

A. Martinez

T. Brodie

Pair one: Vlasic-Jones

Last season's top pair of Vlasic and Jones reunites for this season as well, after being the most consistent duo on the Blackhawks defense in 2023-24.

Vlasic will look to take another step after last year's breakout season.

Pair two; Korchinski-Murphy

Connor Murphy will look to bounce back after an injury riddled 2023-24. He will play alongside Korchinski who is entering his second NHL season.

It is worth noting that Korchinski is now eligible to play in the AHL since he turned 20 years-old. If he begins to look overwhelmed, he could spend some time in Rockford.

Pair three: Martinez-Brodie

The two newly added veterans will make for an experienced shut-down unit on the Blackhawks third pair. Brodie is coming off a down season in Toronto after many seasons on the team's top pair. He also is a unique defenseman who can play the left and right side.

Aside from his shot blocking, Martinez becomes a big piece of the leadership group in Chicago. This pair might also feature a young defender like Wyatt Kaiser at points throughout the season.