Report: Kirby Dach’s WJC Tournament Over

No official word yet regarding the extent of his injury, but the reports regarding Kirby Dach’s status aren’t good.

This is a tough blow for a Blackhawks team that was fighting an uphill battle to begin with. However, this may be the first time in 12 months that Dylan Strome has some leverage in contract negotiations…

14 thoughts on “Report: Kirby Dach’s WJC Tournament Over

  • December 24, 2020 at 9:18 am
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    Top 5 draft pick for sure now. Hate to see NHL talent playing in non NHL games, just my opinion.

  • December 24, 2020 at 9:20 am
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    Could be blessing for team roster in loading young wave. The goalies are not top 10/NHL top 10 and without 77 other for enough games might be best thing for us.

    Top 5 skill draft player.

    Just keep developing young players/prospects and things will come together/at the Right time.

    Timing is huge for draft/loading young core. While we add key peices like those DEF FWs and D with size/DEF D guys. Full circle on this.

  • December 24, 2020 at 9:31 am
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    Just hope it is something that heals completely and doesn’t bother him for long haul is the big concern.

  • December 24, 2020 at 10:04 am
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    2021 Draft looks top heavy with Defensemen.Now they are forced into signing Strome.Lots of Kamph and Carpenter coming our way again.I know its hindsight but I would have never let him go given the Hawks situation and the season starting so soon after the tournament.

  • December 24, 2020 at 10:09 am
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    What a huge deception for the kid …he was playing well and he wants to play for Canada team … Dach must be devastated ..poor kid ..his last chance to play in this tournament . Team Canada will need to adjust to that huge lost.
    Very sad for Dach , Seabrook must be in disappointed also.
    Hope to see him back soon .
    Go team Canada

  • December 24, 2020 at 11:03 am
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    This.

    IAN
    December 24, 2020 at 9:31 am
    Just hope it is something that heals completely and doesn’t bother him for long haul is the big concern.

  • December 24, 2020 at 11:04 am
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    This is best thing for our roster/young core for getting back to top 5 team.

    TIM W.
    December 24, 2020 at 10:04 am
    2021 Draft looks top heavy with Defensemen.

  • December 24, 2020 at 11:36 am
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    Can’t believe what I am reading here ..the kid is hurt , it’s a lifetime chance for him and what I read is
    1-Top 5 draft pick
    2-Could be blessing for team Roster
    3- Ian …knows the kid lifetime chance is gone ( compassion)
    4-2021 draft look heavy….
    Wow…
    20 is really a bad year …

  • December 24, 2020 at 11:44 am
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    No need to play him until he is 120%. Let him heal then condition then play if only close. We know what we have. No need to play at all.

    Haula signed for 1.6 still would like Anthanasiou for more than one year. 3yrs at 2mil a yr. Only 25 yrs old. Don’t hate Strome think he has talent but needs to bust it out with his brother’s work ethic.

    Instead of Kampf or Carp use the kids. Don’t need to see Smith for anything except if a back to back game gets chippy.

  • December 24, 2020 at 11:55 am
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    I’m an optimist by nature – sometimes to a fault as some of you have probably noticed from time to time. Can’t help it – I was born with the Pollyanna gene in my DNA.

    But, I’m hard pressed to find an optimistic outlook on Dach’s injury, if in fact it proves to be bad enough to keep him on the sidelines for a significant length of time. I suppose the notion that Dach’s absence will enhance the Hawks chances to get a top draft pick is one way to find a silver lining but I’d rather have a healthy Dach gaining invaluable experience to grow into the projected role of #1C than to get an enhanced draft position – by a long ways.

    One of Dach’s strengths is his hand/eye ability to get his stick blade on the puck, control it, and keep it while under duress. That process requires a deft tactile touch to “feel” the puck on his stick and to quickly make nuanced maneuvers. Any stiffness in fingers/thumb/wrist reduces that dexterity which reduces his effectiveness in playing his game.

    I know that’s Debbie Downer talk and hopefully he will rehab and be as good as new – I just don’t think a less than 100% Dach is worth a higher draft pick. Not even close.

    Now, having said that – what’s done is done and what will be will be – so let’s get this tank-a-thon rolling and draft Owen Power or whoever will be the top d-man in the 2021 draft.

  • December 24, 2020 at 1:09 pm
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    Hawks2010-totally agree and glad you said it.

  • December 24, 2020 at 1:10 pm
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    He reminds me of my daddy ( Lenn). Best hockey player I ever knew. I hope he will be able to play for the beginning of the season, we need him badly. Rye Rye.

  • December 25, 2020 at 11:09 am
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    This.

    If we want to pretend that when a top player is hurt for an extended time/this might not be enough that were going to getback to top 5 team with 15-25th picks then by all means. We wont be a top 5 team again without another top 5 skill draft player.

    Nobody/I am not routing for Crow now Dach or 19 88 to get hurt so we can get that kind of quality of player but when those things happen they happen and whatever way it happens getting another top 5 draft player is essential to getting back. Otherwise we can pretend and be a midtier team for next 25 yrs.

    I donot want that. I d rather have what ever happens happen and that lead us to another top 5 draft pick. Because I do not see another way to load the young wave core good enough to be a top 5 team.

    EBONYRAPTOR
    December 24, 2020 at 11:55 am
    Now, having said that – what’s done is done and what will be will be – so let’s get this tank-a-thon rolling and draft Owen Power or whoever will be the top d-man in the 2021 draft.

  • December 25, 2020 at 11:13 am
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    Like Ian said most important to any players injury is no long term effects. Injurys happen and if that helps get a top 5 draft player that we must have or else then so be it. Just donot get hurt on a yr that matters.

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