Chicago Blackhawks: This is the perfect lineup for the 2020-21 season

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How will the Chicago Blackhawks construct their lines for 2020-21?

The Chicago Blackhawks, along with the rest of the National Hockey League, are going to be back in action on January 13th. It came out over the weekend that the divisions that were rumored to be coming for a month are correct and will be used. The Hawks are now a proud member of the NHL’s new Central Division. These divisions aren’t going to be permanent but they are going to be used during what should be an interesting 2021 season.

It is a very tough division for the Chicago Blackhawks. The only team that you can say is definitively worse is the Detroit Red Wings who were historically bad in 2019-20. They haven’t improved as much yet but they are setting themselves up nicely for the future. As for the Blackhawks, they are a team that is still free-falling from the championship days.

With that in mind, the rest of the division is either a good team or a great team. The Hawks are going to have their work cut out for them because they will mostly be competing against teams that are better than them. It is tough but some of the young players should be able to benefit from that level of competition.

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The lineup construction might be a little bit different this year for a few reasons. We know that the usual suspects will be at the top of the lineup but the bottom could go many different ways. The goaltending is also in question for the first time in over a decade. It should be interesting to see how Jeremy Colliton handles this lineup. If it was as perfect as they could get it, this is probably what it would look like: