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Two aquired stars relish at rebuilding in Chicago

Published July 2, 2023 at 10:33
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Rebuilding a franchise can be daunting and frightening for fans and owners. The management team is taking a chance on their vision of how a hockey team is built ultimately winning the Stanley Cup.

Numerous NHL organizations have attempted a rebuild their team to compete in the 21st-century NHL.

The idea is simple: the team will make decisions to remove key players, recuperate assets, and acquire draft picks. The team intentionally finishes near the bottom of the league standings, setting the stage for the selection process of their new core. As the team continues to build outward, trades will occur to bring in new talent, along with signing unrestricted free agents to help round out the roster.

The Blackhawks successfully executed this strategy before, as the Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews era, which was a full rebuild, resulted in winning three Stanley Cups in 10 years. Current General Manager Kyle Davidson hopes for similar success as his team enters the Connor Bedard era.


Newly acquired Blackhawks forward Taylor Hall expressed his excitement about working with a rebuilding team, as seen in a tweet by Mark Lazerus.


In my view, Taylor Hall is exactly what the Blackhawks need as they establish their new offensive lines. Hall still has plenty of hockey left in him and possesses leadership qualities that will be invaluable to Bedard and his teammates.

In the trade with the Bruins, the Blackhawks also acquired the rights to sign Nick Foligno. Foligno shared his positive view on the rebuild in a tweet by Charlie Roumeliotis.


The 35-year-old center stated that he feels re-energized and hopes to help build something special in Chicago in the coming years.

The art of a rebuild can either succeed or fail. However, the Blackhawks are doing everything they can to ensure they execute this process correctly, with the ultimate goal of seeing Connor Bedard hoisting the Stanley Cup at center ice one day.
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