The Chicago Blackhawks are in a bad way right now. They have lost a bunch of games in a row and it is hard to see when they are going to be able to get a win at any point in the near future. They are obviously going to win some games as all NHL teams do but it isn’t going to be easy.
They are trying lots of different things with their roster this year but they aren’t bringing in many of the young kids to join this losing culture. That is probably good news at this point as the future is bright but the present is dim.
On Wednesday, they play the Edmonton Oilers who are one of the most talented teams in the NHL. With Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl leading the way right now, things are going to be very difficult for the Hawks in this one.
In this game against Edmonton, the Hawks are going to try something that they haven’t done very often over the years. Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are going to play with each other on the same line. That is something that might help this team generate some more chances on the net.
The Chicago Blackhawks are putting their two stars together on the same line.
Coming off a bad loss against the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday, something needed to change. Luke Richardson has never played this card so it will be fun to see if it works out for him and the team.
They are clearly in tank mode as an organization but nobody wants to lose eight in a row which is something that they are in danger of doing if they lost on Wednesday. The Draft Lottery is looking good but they can’t lose every single game as that would be bad for the team as well.
We know that Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane could be traded so there is no reason not to at least try this lineup change. They might as well while they have it as an option. It will never hurt their chances to score more with their top scorer with their top goal scorer on the same line.
The rest of this season is going to be very challenging for the players on the roster so it is good to see them make some changes to try and give themselves a chance. Even though upper management wants to tank, the coach and the players give it their all no matter what.