These Are the Six Most Important Players for the Chicago Blackhawks at the Season’s Midpoint

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Jason Dickinson

He is having a career year. Dickinson has already surpassed his career-high in goals. Jason put a lot of work into his shot in the offseason. It has paid off as he is on pace to score nearly 30 goals.

Dickinson is the only Blackhawk besides Bedard to register double-digit goals. The Hawks are going to need his scoring with Bedard out for at least a month.

Dickinson is set to be a free agent after the season, so he might be one of the few players on the roster that could bring back some value at the trade deadline.

Petr Mrazek

The netminder has stayed healthy so far. The Hawks have needed him to stand on his head if they want any chance of winning.

Mrazek has staved off Arvid Soderblom's quest to unseat him as the No. 1 goalie. Although, Soderblom has been a major disappointment where Mrazek has been very good. He has been in goal for all but two of the Blackhawks wins this season.

The formula for the Chicago Blackhawks to win a game has been Connor Bedard scoring, another forward having a big night offensively, and Mrazek stopping just enough goals.

Petr has not been exactly a shutdown goalie this season. His goals-against-average is over three and his save percentage is in the low 900s. When he stops just enough shots, the Blackhawks have a good chance of winning.

Mrazek is also set to be a free agent after the season. He might fetch a nice return at the trade deadline for a team desperate for goaltending help. With how Soderblom has struggled so badly this season, the Hawks might be better served keeping Mrazek around.

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