The Chicago Blackhawks have a lot of cautionary storylines to keep an eye on this season. From the development of young forwards to the future draft picks the organization is going to hold there is a lot of uncertainty revolving around this team.
Today we are going to talk about some of those storylines to keep an eye on. In the moment there is little the team can do to change their future and the situation revolving around the team, but depending on how these few things go their offseason and future seasons' success will be determined.
Let's highlight three cautionary storylines to keep an eye on as the season develops for the Blackhawks.
First up, Kirby Dach.
Dach has not done a heck of a lot this season. He has ten points and four goals through his first 26 games of the season. The most fearful stat for the young center has to be his faceoff numbers which are currently at an all time low winning just 32.7 percent of his faceoffs so far this season. The Hawks are going to need their number three overall pick succeed in the future and that starts with winning faceoffs for the team.
Dach is still young. When he came into the league during the 2019-20 season he was the best looking player from the 2019 NHL draft, but now with a little more time to develop there are some players starting to catch up to him like Trevor Zegras who was involved in a heck of a goal a few nights ago.
Dach has been spending time with the two best forwards the Hawks have to offer, Patrick Kane and Alex DeBrincat. If he cannot start scoring goals and produce offense with those two then maybe there is another Dylan Strome situation on the teams hands.