People were astounded by the Alex Nylander for Henri Jokiharju trade that occurred this summer. Per usual, some fans threw a hissy fit before they even saw Nylander play with the Blackhawks. And here I am to say, I told you so. (Yes I’m gonna be that bitch on this one).
Nylander was on fire for the Hawks in training camp and preseason. Now, in his first official game as a Blackhawk, he’s opened up the scoring for this season. It may just be one game but this kid has grown chemistry with the Hawks on the ice and I’m excited to see where he takes the team.
Sure, losing the season opener sucks but there are still 81 games left. This season is a test for the Blackhawks, a fight to get back into the playoffs. They focused more on getting players who were young BUT developed this past offseason, with additions like Alex Nylander, Olli Maatta, and Dominik Kubalik.
Personally, I think they’ll be in a great place for this season. The Central is not an easy place to be with all of the competition but this team has an air of urgency around them to get back to the playoffs. The Hawks are always my #1 team and I believe that they are gonne be through the roof this season.
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