Report - Chicago Blackhawks could sign free agent and three time Stanley Cup Champion of Vegas and Pittsburgh Phil Kessel just became a lot more likely

Published November 27, 2023 at 2:52 PM
BY SKY
     
The Chicago Blackhawks are in a tough spot after losing their top forward, Taylor Hall, for the season due to a knee injury that needed surgery. Also, the mysterious disappearance of veteran forward Corey Perry, with talks about him being waived, adds uncertainty to the team's lineup.

With these issues, many fans and analysts think the Blackhawks should sign veteran free agent Phil Kessel. Kessel, a three-time Stanley Cup champion, has a lot of experience and a proven track record of success.

The need for extra veteran support is crucial, especially considering the importance of supporting Connor Bedard in his development. Bedard, a rising star, could benefit from the mentorship and experience that a player like Kessel can provide.




NHL analyst JFresh Hockey expressed the sentiment on Twitter, asking, "Why haven't the Blackhawks signed Phil Kessel yet?" This sentiment is echoed by Blackhawks fans who believe that now is the right time to bring in a player like Kessel.


One fan emphasized the need for a three-time Stanley Cup champion, stating:

"Time to bring in three-time Stanley Cup champion, Phil Kessel. #Blackhawks."

Another fan pointed out the offseason contemplation about choosing between Perry and Kessel, expressing:

"I made a point over the summer wondering why, if the team decided they wanted a veteran with cup experience to mentor Bedard, why would they sign Corey Perry when Phil Kessel was right there."

In summary, with Taylor Hall out for the season and uncertainty surrounding Corey Perry, the Blackhawks face a crucial juncture where signing a proven winner like Phil Kessel makes sense for the team's dynamics and the development of young talents like Connor Bedard.


The move is not just a fan sentiment; it aligns with strategic considerations for the team's success.

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Report - Chicago Blackhawks could sign free agent and three time Stanley Cup Champion of Vegas and Pittsburgh Phil Kessel just became a lot more likely

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