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5 Former Blackhawks To Watch In The Playoffs

Published April 13, 2022 at 10:36
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Although it just recently became "official", the Blackhawks have been out of playoff contention for quite some time now. Any doubt of that was erased at the trade deadline when they traded away 3 players in Marc-Andre Fleury, Brandon Hagel, and Ryan Carpenter. But even though the current Blackhawks won't be playing in the playoffs, there are quite a few former hawks who will be looking to make a run at the Stanley Cup. Let's take a look at 5 former Blackhawks that will be in this years playoffs.

Anthony Duclair:
Duclair played a very short amount of time with the Blackhawks. He was here during the 2017-2018 season in which he only played 23 games with a total of 8 points, 2 goals and 6 assists. The reason he made this list is because he has a real chance at making a deep run in the playoffs because of how good he and the Florida Panthers have been this season. Will be interesting to see how Duclair contributes.

Artemi Panarin:
Breadman became one of the most loved players in Chicago in his short time with Blackhawks. Here for 2 seasons from 2015-2017, he was nearly a point per game player with 151 points in 162 games played. Panarin and the Rangers have won 6 of their last 9, so they are playing some good hockey down the stretch headed into the playoffs.

Brandon Hagel:
One of the most recent Blackhawks on the list, Brandon Hagel is a player many fans will be watching when the playoffs begin. In case you are unaware somehow, Hagel was traded earlier this season at the trade deadline to Tampa Bay. Hagel gained a lot of fans in his time with the Blackhawks, so you can bet many of them will be rooting for him to help the Lightning in their quest for a three-peat.


Duncan Keith:
Without a doubt the most legendary former Blackhawk on this list, Duncan Keith will suit up for in the playoffs for the first time in his career not in a Blackhawks sweater. The Oilers constantly have been disappointing come playoff time, so maybe Keith will be the veteran piece they need to get them over the hump.

Marc-Andre Fleury:
He may not be the most legendary former Blackhawk on the list, but he is definitely the most important. At least he is this season. Simply for the fact that if Fleury can get 4 wins in the playoffs and the Wild make the Western Conference Finals, the Blackhawks get a first round pick. So that alone makes him one to watch come playoffs.
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5 Former Blackhawks To Watch In The Playoffs

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Duclair1514.4 %
Panarin3129.8 %
Hagel2826.9 %
Keith3028.8 %
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