Chicago Blackhawks Roster May Get a Taste Of Deja Vu This Summer

November 3rd, 2010 by Mikal Elyse Leave a reply »
It seems like yesterday the Chicago Blackhawks were under pressure to figure out a way to settle under the NHL’s salary cap.

In spite of everything this past off-season, fans are more in tune on what is to come this summer.

With five forwards on the existing roster becoming free agents along with four defensemen and both goalies at the end of the season, leaves a lot of open ended judgment.

And six players overall are Unrestricted Free Agents (UFA’s); Chicago may have to say goodbye to some of their favorites once more.

This leaves the roster size at 13 players, no goalies, four defensemen (if you really want to count John Scott) and six forwards. The Blackhawks will have somewhere around $16 million to commit to at least nine players on the starting roster for the 2011-2012 season.

There have already been rumors regarding the re-signing of defenseman Brent Seabrook. 

Seabrook is the most obvious and imperative signing prior to the end of the season. I am sure the Blackhawks will make an attempt to stay away from arbitration with Seabrook and confidently lock him up for years to come as they ...

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