Chicago Blackhawks: What’s It Going To Take To Lock Up Brent Seabrook?

November 2nd, 2010 by Jon Fromi Leave a reply »
By locking up forwards Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, and Duncan Keith to long-term extensions last season, the Chicago Blackhawks provided an early Christmas present to their fan base and sent a message to the rest of the NHL that Chicago is serious about building a perennial title contender.

This year, it's time to finish the job.

The organization has placed a priority on signing their core players; young talented skaters who propelled the team to the 2010 Stanley Cup.  The Hawks have locked up their captain (Toews), young gun (Kane), 2010 Norris Trophy winner (Keith), and one of the leagues best two-way players (Hossa) for multiple seasons.  Defensemen Brian Campbell and Niklas Hjalmarsson will be in Indian sweaters for the next few years, which locks up Chicago's top two defensive lines.

Except for Brent Seabrook.

The 25 year-old Seabrook has a Olympic gold medal as well as a Stanley Cup ring to his credit, and makes up half of arguably the best young defensive pairing in the NHL.  He currently leads Blackhawk blue liners in goals as well as plus/minus rating.  He is also in the last year of his t ...

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