A Brian Campbell Scenario: Making Room for the Future Chicago Blackhawks

July 10th, 2010 by Kyle Wahlgren Leave a reply »
Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who shall be the next Hawk to fall?

Now having a Shark-bitten predicament on our hands, the logic needs to really kick in.

At some point, the bleeding must stop and the only plug big enough may be found in sending Brian Campbell to waivers.

The news that the San Jose Sharks signed Niklas Hjalmarsson to a four-year, $14 million deal really turned a much strategized procedure into a whirlwind of confusion.

So, now we wonder what may be in store.

Obviously there is the option of signing Hjalmarsson or Antti Niemi.  While ideal, the scenario doesn't seem to be what Stan Bowman would settle for.

Why not?

Reason One: Both of the Bowman men have discussed how Hjalmarsson will be the next Nicklas Lidstrom.  While this statement is an overstatement, Hjalmarsson's growth supports it. 

Reason Two: Many may forget through the opening of the free agency period and NHL Draft activity, but at one point Stan made a statement that Hjalmarsson and Niemi weren’t going anywhere this offseason.  When a statement like that is made, the fan-base ...

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