How Hard will it be for the Blackhawks to Break into the NHL Elite Group of Teams?

An exercise in futility

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The Blackhawks are off to a good start adding in 1st round talent, but also a #1 overall talent like Connor Bedard. Each of these past teams have either drafted likewise players (Victor Hedman, Alex Pietrangelo - Blues, Nathan MacKinnon and Cale Makar) or they have used highly talented players like Erik Brannstrom and Tage Thompson in order to acquire already established star players in order to win it all (Ryan O'Reilly and Mark Stone).

Kyle Davidson looks to be on the path of drafting a few top tier talents (Bedard, Nazar, Korchinski, and Moore already in the organization) while staying flexible with other prospects to perhaps make moves in the future to acquire top 6 / top 4 veterans. While this is certainly a risk as these selections need to pan out, one thing is clear when looking at the numbers: The worst place to be is in the middle. A place the Blackhawks are definitely not in at the moment.

Philipp Kurashev, Connor Bedard
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