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Chicago Blackhawks’ Defensive Free Agents, Part II

By Colin Likas
Feb 20, 2016; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser (65) skates on the ice in the second period against the Ottawa Senators at the Canadian Tire Centre. The Senators defeated the Red Wings 3-2 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 20, 2016; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser (65) skates on the ice in the second period against the Ottawa Senators at the Canadian Tire Centre. The Senators defeated the Red Wings 3-2 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 24, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov (9) takes a shot during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers in game six of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports /

Chicago Blackhawks Could Look To Restricted Free Agent Defensemen

Earlier in the weekend, we took a look at unrestricted free agent defensemen the Chicago Blackhawks could acquire this upcoming offseason. It’ll be even more difficult for the salary cap-strapped Blackhawks to acquire any of these guys, considering they’re restricted free agents and many of them will be re-signed and/or fought over by their current clubs, but it’s not as if a team has never signed a restricted free agent from a different team in the offseason.

Nearly anything is possible, is what I’m getting at. Of course, with the Blackhawks having severe limitations on how much they can spend this offseason, not everything is possible. So, as I did with the unrestricted free agents list from Friday, I came up with some restricted free agents who could be affordable for the Blackhawks.

I’ll remind readers, as I did in the UFAs post, that not all of these following names are guys who I necessarily want on the Blackhawks, or guys who I even think can or will be. They’re just feasible options for this discussion. The Blackhawks need defensive help to keep their Stanley Cup window open, and it’s only fair to look at all available/reasonable options. So let’s get on with it.

Next: First Five RFA Defensemen

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