The Chicago Blackhawks are a much better team than we thought. Going into the season, finding out that Kirby Dach was going to be out for 4-6 months felt like that meant that his season was over before it started. From a competitive standpoint, it was tough to hear that news but the worst part of it was that he would lose a whole year of development.
This is a player that was the third overall pick in the 2019 draft so you know the Hawks see him as a very important player. With that, the future is the most important thing. However, the Hawks have been a good team so far this season and now the playoffs look like something that can be realistic for them. If they are a clear playoff team later in the season, Kirby Dach can be back in the mix at some point.