The Chicago Blackhawks make another “tanking” waiver claim

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The Chicago Blackhawks are going to be one of the worst teams in the National Hockey League this season. They have Patrick Kane and Seth Jones at the top of the roster with the potential of Jonathan Toews to have a good year.

Outside of that, the players are either mid or worse. It is one of the worst rosters in the league that could only be getting worse. If they trade any of the previously mentioned three players, they would become even worse.

Good players that were there last year like Alex DeBrincat, Kirby Dach, Dominik Kubalik, and Marc-Andre Fleury have all been sent away to different teams. Now, the idea is that they are tanking so that they can be in a position to have a really high draft pick in 2023.

The team would never admit that is what they are doing but it becomes more and more obvious as time goes on. They aren’t using prospects like Lukas Reichel or Arvid Soderblom because they don’t want them to ruin their development playing for this really bad team.

You also don’t want them to get hot and help the team win games that they have no business winning. There is a generational talent in the draft that they can get if they play their cards right and have a little bit of luck.

The Chicago Blackhawks made a waiver claim that helps them with their tanking.

Chicago made a waiver claim on Monday that might help them and their tanking. They claimed defenseman Jarred Tinordi. He is a former first-round pick (2010) by the Montreal Canadiens that never really panned out.

You might remember him as a part of the trade that got John Scott out of Arizona in an attempt to get him out of the All-Star Game (he ended up going anyway). In total, Tinordi has played in 109 NHL games where he has scored two goals and 11 assists for 13 points.

It is clear that the Hawks will use him as he will help them tank. In the NHL, he might be able to help some of the younger kids that are down in the AHL as the team doesn’t want to promote them before they are ready. Developing these young defensemen is much more important.

Having Tinordi as a healthy option to skate for some minutes will help them get through the season. If he can do that for even a few games, it will be a worthy waiver claim for the Hawks. It is going to be a hard year but there is potential for a very nice reward.

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