Salary Cap Hope for the Chicago Blackhawks?

December 17th, 2009 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
A lot has already been written about the salary cap issues that will affect the future of the Blackhawks and rightfully so.

As of today, the Blackhawks project to have approximately $61 million tied up in 15 players; the 2009-10 salary cap is only $56.8 million US, and the overall belief is that the NHL will actually bring its cap down next year.

What that means to the Blackhawks, and their fans, is that the team will need to shave a lot of money off their projected payroll for next year. Whether it's done during this season or over the course of next summer, in order for Chicago to put together a full roster, some notable players will not be on next year's team.

Speculation has swirled that anyone from a group including Patrick Sharp, Kris Versteeg, Dustin Byfuglien, Cam Barker, Brent Sopel, Jack Skille, Brian Campbell, and Cristobal Huet could be dealt to clear enough space to make next year's roster work.

News on Wednesday from the NHL's annual Board of Governors Meetings might actually help the Blackhawks' case.

At the end of a day filled with meetings covering a variety of topics ranging from head shots to the bankrupt Phoenix Coyotes, Comm ...

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