One Christmas wish for each Chicago sports team

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Chicago Blackhawks: The first-overall pick in the 2019 Draft

It’s been a horrible season for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Ever since Coach Q was fired just weeks into the season, there hasn’t been much of anything going on at the United Center, as the Blackhawks are the worst team in the NHL at 13-20-6.

Corey Crawford is shelved with yet another concussion, but not even that will save the Blackhawks, who have had a dismal campaign under first-year head coach Jeremy Colliton.

It’s pretty obvious that the Blackhawks won’t be making the playoffs this season. Therefore, for the first time in a long time for the Hawks, it is time to look towards the future.

The Blackhawks, as of right now, are in the drivers seat to pick first overall int he 2019 NHL draft. As for prospects, USA forward Jack Hughes is the clear top prospect.

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At the age of 17, Hughes has drawn comparisons to both Patrick Kane and Auston Matthews. A native of Orlando, Florida, Hughes is a franchise-changer phenom, and is almost certain to be the top pick in the draft regardless of who holds the first pick.

Adding Hughes to a budding young core would be huge for a Blackhawks team that hasn’t found much veteran production past Kane. Add that with a potential Artemi Panarin reunion, and playoff hockey might be returning to the UC sooner than we could’ve imagined.

It’s not exactly a far-fetched wish, and if the Blackhawks’ losing ways continue, it’ll be a wish come true, as Hughes will fall right into their hands in June.