Chicago Blackhawks: Will They Emerge As the NHL’s Next Dynasty?

June 10th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Fresh off their Stanley Cup victory over the tough-luck Philadelphia Flyers, many Chicago Blackhawk fans are tweeting that their beloved Hawks could be the NHL’s next dynasty.

Super-star players such as Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook gives the Blackhawks a wonderful stable of talent from which to build around.

The Question is—given the changes the Blackhawks will have to make this summer, will there be enough for them to repeat their Stanley Cup drive in 2010-11?

Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman will have to show some tough love to a number of current roster players this off-season, including, restricted free agents Ben eager, Colin Fraser, Jordan Hendry, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Andrew Ladd and Antti Niemi, as well as unrestricted free agents, Adam Burish, Nick Boynton, Kim Johnsson and veteran forward John Madden—who had a very quiet playoff, didn’t he?

The Blackhawks have a total of $57.7 million committed to 14 players, which obviously creates some pretty severe issues with regard to the salary cap.

Clearly, Bowman will have to let more than a few good players go, quest ...

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