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Patrick Kane should be centering the Chicago Blackhawks' second offensive line with Marian Hossa and Michael Frolik on the wings.
Frolik, who was promoted to the Hawks' first line in Tuesday night's game against the St. Louis Blues, has a similar game to Kane, but he's no Patrick Kane.
Kane and Frolik are both high-fliers and have play-making ability every time the puck is on their sticks. Hossa has the strength to win a loose-puck battle against anyone he faces.
These three skating together provides the Hawks with an opportunity to spread the ice and create odd-man rushes, because of the speed and skill all three bring to the ice.
Kane often dances through the offensive zone with the puck on his stick, as does Frolik. Hossa can use his strength and size to bully the defense and open up a lane for his to linemates to either fire away or pass to the open man, and then crash the net.
This line has the potential to create many scoring opportunities because of their ability to find the open man and deceive the defensemen.
Brent Seabrook and Nick Leddy should be the Hawks' second defensive pairing.
Seabrook, who hasn't had the same spark in his game so far in 2011, is the Hawks' most successful blueliner when he uses his physicality, and he's great when the Hawks' opponents are on odd-man rushes. Leddy has committed a handful of turnovers this season, leaving his partner out to dry, but Seabrook can make up for Leddy's mistakes.
Both Seabrook and Leddy are offensive threats at the blueline, and that will work well when the Hawks are threatening.