With no more Blackhawk hockey this season, what is left to talk about? How about we talk about free agents for the ‘Hawks this summer. There are eight players who are either unrestricted free agents (UFA) or restricted free agents (RFA) at the end of season. Since all ‘Hawks fans know that a big problem is their money and the cap space they have, lets talk about which players have the best chance of getting a new contract handed to them in the summer months.
Andrew Ladd – UFA – 0.0000001% Chance
Andrew Ladd came over from Winnipeg at the trade deadline to try and make this team a Stanley Cup contender. Well, that did not really work out and now the ‘Hawks dumped a couple young guns and some cash on Ladd. There is basically no chance he comes back to the ‘Hawks. He is a star forward in this league, and with that comes the necessity for cash on the part of Ladd.
I love Ladd as much as the next guy, but his price tag is too much for the ‘Hawks to realistically handle. He brings with him a $4 million cap hit to the team that wants to sign the 30 year old winger. When Ladd was with the ‘Hawks back in 2007-2010 he was my favorite ‘Hawk. When he got resigned by the team at the deadline I was a happy human. I would absolutely love to keep him on board, but it is just not realistic. It is just hard for me to say there is absolutely no chance he gets resigned, so I’d say there is a 0.0000001% he gets resigned by the ‘Hawks.