There has been a lot of good across Chicago sports for the past few months. Both baseball teams are making a push for division titles and the Chicago Bears have the quarterback of the future in Justin Fields. On the west side of town, however, the Chicago Blackhawks continue to look like clowns. The season looked like a good year from some people’s perspective but it was a colossal failure. The lack of depth reared its ugly head once the season started to unfold.
When you look at the 2021 NHL Draft Lottery, the Chicago Blackhawks are the only team from the traditional Central Division that participated. The only two teams that finished below them in the one-year COVID 2021 Central Division are the Columbus Blue Jackets and Detroit Red Wings who normally play in other divisions.