One thing the White Sox can learn from each Chicago team

Vincent Parise
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 03: Patrick Sharp #10 of the Chicago Blackhawks holds up the Stanley Cup Trophy before the Chicago White Sox take on the Baltimore Orioles at U.S. Cellular Field on July 3, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 03: Patrick Sharp #10 of the Chicago Blackhawks holds up the Stanley Cup Trophy before the Chicago White Sox take on the Baltimore Orioles at U.S. Cellular Field on July 3, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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Chicago White Sox Yoan Moncada
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Chicago Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks have been very successful and very unsuccessful in the last decade or so. They won the Stanley Cup in 2010, 2013, and 2015. That was about as close as you can get in the salary capped NHL to a dynasty. Then after the 2017 season concluded with a sweep by the Nashville Predators, the Hawks fell off a cliff. They haven’t made the playoffs since and haven’t won a playoff round since winning the Stanley Cup Final in ’15.

If there was one thing the White Sox can learn from the Hawks, it is how and how not to build around your superstar players. The Hawks did a great job building around star young players like Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, and Duncan Keith early on. Then, they started to make boneheaded decisions that led to the fall of what could have been an even longer dynasty.

The White Sox can learn from that. With young superstars like Yoan Moncada, Eloy Jimenez, and Luis Robert to build around, the White Sox can take note of how the Hawks did that. Where they can learn from their mistakes, is when they go to evaluate the roster in a few seasons. The depth in any organization is the most important part so the White Sox need to do a better job than the Hawks did at keeping that depth in place.

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