Blackhawks GM isn’t looking good following the 2022 NHL DraftJames Mackeyon July 11, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Kyle Davidson’s day as GM of the Chicago Blackhawks before and during Round 1 of the 2022 NHL Draft, can be summed up in one old clich?: the new guy on the block sells all his unwanteds in hopes of a fresh start and ends up quite literally getting robbed instead.

Following the Alex DeBrincat trade for the 7th and 39th overall picks in the 2022 Draft, the Blackhawks later sent Kirby Dach packing to draft host Montreal in exchange for the 13th pick in the draft.

Sure, it was previously said that blowing up the roster was a good idea and trusting Kyle Davidson was a safe bet for the Hawks but this was unexpected.

For the Blackhawks to draft another defenceman at 7 was unneeded. Refreshing the spot you just vacated was a move that was healthy for the Hawks and should have been done at 7.

Instead, Davidson drove the Hawks deeper into the rebuild conversation by dealing Dach. This time, the Hawks started anew and drafted to fill the gap they had previously vacated.

The Chicago Blackhawks need to wait and see what comes of this 2022 NHL Draft.

Now, everyone knows the armchair GMs who take the Hawks to 7 straight Stanley Cups in the video games annually want their shot at running their favorite team. They will take to Twitter to express their ideal trades and deals they would have made but the teams never reply or entertain the deals.

This is no different. Despite fans expressing their dismay and disapproval for the foolish moves made, Davidson will get his shot at turning this team into a contender.

Running in a division where Bill Armstrong has been building, the Hawks could be in trouble. They will need to make a move to create a problem for the rest of the league and to avoid another 40-some-odd-year drought between Stanley Cups.

Despite the ever-so-present negatives about the moves made, there are some positives that are present in the NHL Draft Day moves.

Acquiring Petr Mrazek is a solid move for the Blackhawks as it allows for the opportunity for the development of Kevin Lankinen and Collin Delia (if they re-sign them) whether behind Mrazek or in the AHL.

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