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Chicago Blackhawks Sci-Fi Part VI: Next 10 Years (Part II)

By Tim Lively
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Oct 11, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing

Patrick Sharp

(10) during the red carpet event prior to a game against the Buffalo Sabres outside the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

2020 – Patrick Sharp Joins The Blackhawks’ Broadcast Team

Arguably the biggest loss (and definitely the biggest loss if you’re a lady ’Hawks fan) the Blackhawks experienced this offseason was the dealing of forward Patrick Sharp to the Dallas Stars.

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While the Stars are a young and hungry team with a lot of potential, and Sharp will no doubt revel in helping the franchise reach new heights, at age 33 and with three Stanley Cup rings, it’s hard to imagine Sharpie will bring the same kind of dynamic and verve to Dallas as he did to Chicago. In other words, after 10 years and three Stanley Cup victories with the ’Hawks, Dallas won’t even come close to earning as big a spot in Sharp’s heart as Chi-Town.

Thus, when Sharp finally hangs up his skates in 2020, I think it’s a safe bet he’ll find his way to the table of the Blackhawks’ broadcast team. Obviously, the level of Sharp’s interest in taking a media job after his retirement is anybody’s guess, but if Jamal Mayers, a player who spent just two years with the ’Hawks as pretty much an afterthought to his career, was made a Blackhawks commentator, Sharp will all but be offered his own show.

I just hope the cameras can get his good side…

Next: Moving On To 2021

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