Taylor Raddysh has taken no time at all adjusting to his new team, so far he has 3 points in his first 3 games with Chicago.
In case you forgot, Raddysh was traded to the Hawks from the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Brandon Hagel trade on the 18th. Before the trade, he put up 12 points (5G 7A) in 53 games played to start the season. Then he gets traded and immediately this kid makes himself worth it.
He’s got 2 goals and an assist in his first 3 games. In his first game as a Hawk, the team lost to the Wild, 3-1, but Raddysh picked up an assist on Jonathan Toews’s lone goal. Then the next night when facing the Jets and getting their asses kicked 5-2 by the third period, he gave them some small hope with a sick power-play goal:
Then tonight against the Ducks he did it again. Just a quick shot to the net and all of a sudden the Hawks are leading this one early:
He’s got an incredible shot that finds home. Love to see it, especially after being upset about trading Hagel. When Dylan Strome was traded to Chicago, we saw an immediate turnaround when he was reunited with his old Erie teammate Alex DeBrincat. Now, that’s happening again with Raddysh and Strome being reunited. Strome has assisted on both goals Raddysh has scored and the two dusted off the old chemistry like a photograph. It’s simply incredible.
The Hawks are currently trying to stop their losing streak from reaching four, leading the Ducks 2-1 in the final 10 minutes of the game. They lost some big names at the deadline and are trying to build a steady way back. I hope Raddysh keeps this little streak going for a while. He could be a real asset to this team moving forward and I’ll never complain about a player rising above their expectations.
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