Max Domi Reveals Thoughts On His Blackhawks Future

We all know that Max Domi will be dealt by the trade deadline, right? The Chicago Blackhawks have a range of options for potential trade destinations. 

But what if Domi wanted to stay in the Windy City? Scott Powers writes in The Athletic Monday morning that if Domi had his choice, he says he'd prefer to stay in Chicago and see this rebuild through in the long-term. 

I think anytime you’re asked to be part of a rebuild or you want to be part of something like that, if that’s the word they want to use....just getting better every single day, that speaks volumes to who you are as a person, because they want you to be around that. If I ever get the opportunity to do that, I think it’s something I’d definitely look at for sure.

I love helping things out that are struggling and I love being part of the whole picture in terms of from start to finish. It’s one thing to kind of show up when it’s all rosy. That’s easy. I think the biggest challenge is when things are going hard and they are tough to still find ways to still make it a good environment and be a good teammate and help achieve the goal of getting better every day. I think that’s one thing I’ve always enjoyed doing is taking something that’s maybe kind of down here and bring it up and instead of just jumping from there to there. It’s just more satisfaction and enjoyment out of it, I guess.

                                                                                            —Max Domi

Domi says he's having "a lot of fun" this season, despite the Blackhawks' dismal standing as the worst team in the NHL. 

"I don’t want to say it’s fun to lose," continued Domi. "It’s not. It’s the worst thing ever. It’s fun to be around this group. It’s fun to be in this organization. It’s fun to come to work every day with guys who want to get better and playing for a lot of coaches who actually genuinely care about you. When you have a good coach, it’s amazing how much fun we have every day.” 

Of course, scoring an OT winner makes all of that easier to say, and Domi was high off that experience Sunday night. 

Still, for Chicago, as Powers notes, the rebuild is the priority, and if they get their asking price at the trade deadline, Domi will likely be elsewhere. But that doesn't mean he has to like it.

"I’d like to be a part of this moving forward. If so, I’m going to do everything I can to help this out. If not, I wish them the best."

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