Three Reasons To Keep Watching The 2021-22 Blackhawks Season

Lukas Reichel #27, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Lukas Reichel #27, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /
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Lukas Reichel #27, Chicago Blackhawks
Lukas Reichel #27, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

The Chicago Blackhawks season did not start out great under former head coach Jeremy Colliton. The team had one of their worst losing streaks in franchise history and they have been better under Derek King the interim head coach, but they definitely are a long way away from the playoffs.

The team has not had a lot to play for, especially during a bad month in December and early January, since then they have won a few games and have put together some points. They are no 2019 St. Louis Blues, but there definitely is still something to watch with this team.

The Blackhawks still have a lot of hockey ahead of them, and fans definitely should still tune in this season to see how the year goes. Not just for a late attempt at the playoffs and or the trading away of players for prospects, there still are some other reasons to keep watching this season.

Let’s go over three reasons Blackhawks fans should continue to watch this season.

1. The Youth

Lukas Reichel had a pretty good first stint with the team when he played on January 13th against the Montreal Canadiens and then again on January 15th against the Ducks. While he did not score any goals during his first trip with the team he did play in two victories and got to spend time with Patrick Kane and Alex DeBrincat.

Check out what he had to say ahead of his NHL debut:

Lukas Reichel, Ian Mitchell, and Nicolas Beaudin are definitely going to have bright futures in Chicago, not to mention the young 22 to 24-year-olds this team has in the NHL already. While the season might not end in the playoffs again there are a lot of great young players that are going to make up the future of this organization. Might as well start watching their rise now.

Reichel did get sent back down to the minors after two games, but there is no doubt he will be back later in the year. He even scored a goal in his first game back with the Ice Hogs.