Phil Kessel in a Vegas Golden Knights jersey, Jonathan Toews in a Chicago Blackhawks jersey and Jaromir Jagr in a Florida Panthers jersey
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NHL Insider Links 3 Prominent Names To The Chicago Blackhawks

Published January 8, 2024 at 11:20
The Chicago Blackhawks are facing a challenging season with a significant portion of their roster sidelined due to injuries.

The Depleted Chicago Blackhawks Are Looking For Solutions To Fill Their Roster

Given the unfortunate circumstances and the team's rebuilding phase with limited depth, a National Hockey League insider has proposed a bold move for the organization. Mark Lazerus, a Blackhawks insider, suggested that the team should consider bringing in some nostalgia acts to generate interest.

While Lazerus is not implying active pursuit, he floated the idea of targeting free agent forwards Phil Kessel, Jaromir Jagr, and even the former Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews to aid in recovering from the numerous injuries.

OK, hear me out. Kyle Davidson's next three calls should be to:
1. Phil Kessel
2. Jonathan Toews.
3. Jaromir Jagr

Sell them tickets, baby.

Among these options, Kessel appears the most plausible, expressing interest in returning to action this season. As an unrestricted free agent, Kessel has indicated a willingness to be a team player and set aside his ironman streak if necessary.

The least realistic scenario revolves around Jonathan Toews, who retired due to health concerns. Toews made a decision to step away from the sport for his well-being, making a return under the current circumstances unlikely.

The wildcard in this scenario is the legendary Jaromir Jagr. While Jagr hasn't played in the NHL since the 2017-18 season, continuing his career in the Czech league with the Kladno Knights, the notion of his return to the NHL may sound improbable at 51 years old. However, Jagr has built a career on defying expectations and overcoming challenges.

January 8   |   124 answers
NHL Insider Links 3 Prominent Names To The Chicago Blackhawks

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