The Chicago Blackhawks and the rest of the National Hockey League seem to be ramping everything up now. They are going to be using Toronto and Edmonton as hub cities to play all of their playoff games here due to COVID-19. The virus shut the league down but some teams that weren’t going to be playoff teams might see themselves as someone who has a chance now. Ian Mitchell might be able to join the Hawks’ lineup and be an impact player.
The Blackhawks are the lowest-seeded team in the Western Conference “play in” series so they need all the help they can get to have a chance. They drew the Edmonton Oilers in that series and they are going to be hungry to win. With superstars like Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl in the mix, they are going to be a hard out. They won’t be stopped completely but contained might be a more realistic possibility.