Three young Chicago Blackhawks players could make a major difference in the play-in series.
The Chicago Blackhawks are the youngest team playing in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Out of the 24 teams that are going to participate in the tournament, they are the youngest with an average age of 25.6. For reference, the New York Islanders are the youngest team with an average age of 28.9. It is weird to think about this group being the youngest because of how long their stars have been around but the facts are the facts.
The Blackhawks have guys like Jonathan Toews, Corey Crawford, Patrick Kane, and Duncan Keith who are all well into their careers. They are in their 30s so that has to tell you how young the rest of their roster is for them to be the youngest team in the playoffs. A good portion of their roster is very young to balance out the veterans.
Of course, the veterans are going to drive the storylines of this series for the Hawks against the Edmonton Oilers. They need to be very good in order for the Hawks to have a chance. The goaltending and the play of these guys might be the number one determining factor for them but the young guys could be the x-factors.
There are so many good players that are on the younger side of this roster. Even guys like Alex DeBrincat and Dylan Strome are young players but there are some players who are even younger that can change the flow of the game. These are the three young players that can really impact this play-in series in a positive way: