The Chicago Blackhawks are hoping that all of the big moves that they made this offseason help make them a playoff contender this year. With those, plus Jonathan Toews coming back, there is a lot to be excited about. However, the Hawks having a significant amount of success this season could depend on one particular young player. Everyone needs to play well but Kirby Dach’s development is very important.
If Dach reaches his max potential, which is a top-six NHL centerman, the Hawks will have three really good centers with Toews, Dach, and recently acquired Tyler Johnson. That is a big key to winning in the NHL and the Hawks are already at an advantage.