Blackhawks Stanley Cup Championship Excitement Will Be Short-Lived

June 13th, 2010 by Cam Maillet Leave a reply »

After dominating much of the competition throughout the entirety of the 2009-2010 NHL season, the Chicago Blackhawks won their first Stanley Cup in what feels like an eternity. In reality it was only 49 years. But the excitement from their accomplishment will be hindered by the reality that many of the pieces to the puzzle will be gone come next year.

Although they still have a large amount of celebrating to do, eventually they will have to face the music that is the salary cap in today’s NHL.  This is the time when the contracts of players will be measured up against the cap space each team has, and then a decision has to be made whether or not the players are worth the room or will be made to pursue their careers elsewhere. 

"It's a puzzle that you're trying to put together," Hawks general manager Stan Bowman remarked about the Hawks current situation.  “We'd love to have everybody back, but that's just not a possibility.”

Three players that you will likely see traded are Patrick Sharp, Dustin Byfuglien, and Kris Vers ...

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