Many are enamored with Andrew Shaw, or still willing to give Brandon Saad the benefit of the doubt, by placing them on the top or second line. Makes sense since Shaw‘s productivity has increased every year with a career-high 47 points last season in Montreal. He is a gritty player and should compliment ‘Hawks scorers well.
Saad is a similar player. He plays a strong two-way game and, theoretically, should compliment Hawks’ best scorers. In fact, Saad was acquired in the Artemi Panarin trade two years ago mainly to boost the production of Captain Jonathan Toews.