Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Close Out Sale

By Keith Schultz

Good Morning Chicago Blackhawks Fans!

Something most shoppers get excited about if they are thrifty is the term close out sale even when a business isn’t going out of business.  A great close out sale can means some fantastic savings.

As we look at the Chicago Blackhawks the question is can they slap close out sale tag on Bryan Bickell this summer and dump his 4 million plus salary.  This is the one close out deal that Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman needs to get finalized this offseason.  With the Chicago Blackhawks always up against the salary cap, they need to find a way to wiggle out of this contract.

The Chicago Blackhawks also have the Andrew Shaw contract hanging over them this summer as well so Stan has some real decisions to make so hopefully the blue light special will attracted some team to take a shot on Bickell for one season so that the Hawks can keep Shaw and other players instead of another salary cap purge.

The other close out that could happen as early as tonight is the Stanley Cup Final. The Pittsburgh Penguins are one win away from hoisting the Stanley Cup, and this would be the first time since 1960 that a Pittsburgh team clinched a team championship in Pittsburgh.  I never liked the Penguins after they defeated the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Final in 1992, so this guy will be rooting for the Sharks to win on the road tonight.

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