Mar 6, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) reacts with right wing Patrick Kane (88) after scoring a goal during the third period at the United Center. Chicago defeats Columbus 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
Hashtag Monday: Free Agency and Salary Cap Blues
In last week’s edition of Hashtag Monday, we asked:
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Here were just a few of the responses we received on Twitter:
I have to say, I’m inclined to agree with Twitter user “Gman” – not to say that Stan Bowman has a tendency to make crazy or hasty trades, but it avoids the temptation of an itchy trigger finger. Especially when you consider the mind-boggling contracts that some players netted last week! Then again, that doesn’t quite solve the present problem of the salary cap and as-yet-unsigned contracts with Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, which were slotted to be signed last week but are now unlikely to be finalized until sometime this week. It will be interesting to see what kind of magic Bowman and crew can pull off to get the signing done AND meet the cap, while not having to do wreck too much havoc on the Hawks core. For next week, we at Blackhawk Up want to know…
Fire up your tweets and let us know what you think!