Saturday, April 16, 2016
The Importance of Duncan Keith to the Blackhawks.
Nearing the end of the season Duncan Keith, one of the NHL's best defense men, was handed a six game suspension after he intentionally high-sticked Minnesota Wild forward Charlie Coyle. This would mean that Duncan Keith would miss the first game of the playoffs. In this game the Blackhawks were able to hold off the St. Louis Blues until overtime in which the Hawks lost. There were some plays during this game that definitely got fans of the Blackhawks wondering "What is the defense doing?". In game 2 Duncan Keith and helped the team secure a big win on the road. Keith scored one goal and also assisted on another. Keith may only be one person but he makes a huge difference when it comes to the Blackhawks offense. Keith also put out a huge amount of play time with almost 31 minutes played. St Luis Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock said that Duncan Keith was just "another player on the other team" but clearly, and gladly, Duncan Keith proved him wrong. So how important is Duncan Keith to the Blackhawks' ? To answer simply, he is very important.