Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans!
The Chicago Blackhawks got a steal of a deal Friday when Brian Campbell took a hometown discount and signed a 1 year 2 million dollar deal and just like that the Chicago Blackhawks defense is good again.
But as Paul Harvey would say Now for the rest of the story, and when you look at the Chicago Blackhawks offense next season it’s starts to get a little sketchy once you get past the 2nd line of the Breadman, Artem Anisimov and Patrick Kane.
Even the top line has a lot of work to be done when you think it’s Toews with Richard Panik and who knows whether they put Marian Hossa back there or a youngster from Rockford. This isn’t how the top line has looked for years.
The other big question is who’s going to be on the 4th line which could be anyone’s guess with nothing but Rockford youngsters with little experience.
Stan Bowman has kept saying that the future of the franchise will be based on youth and boy does that start to seem pretty scary. So now what will Stan Bowman do now that Andrew Shaw, Teuvo Teravainen, and Bryan Bickell are this year’s salary cap casualties?
I’m sure we will be able to keep thinking of questions for the rest of summer with a lot of fear in our voice if we actually had to ask them out loud.
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Here are some Chicago Blackhawks morning links to kick off your Sunday morning.
Brian Campbell left a lot on the table to sign with the Chicago Blackhawks and is ecstatic that he made the decision (Blackhawks)
The Brian Campbell signing is the best possible move that Stan Bowman could have made on Friday (Second City)
Why the Chicago Blackhawks and Buffalo Sabres were the big winners on Day #1 of the NHL free agency period (CBS Sports)
The Chicago Blackhawks dynasty may be a thing of the past but here is a look at the players that made it one (Hockey Writers)
A quick look around the Central Division and what each team did in free agency (Committed Indians)
Ranking the best NHL free agent values that have signed during the first two days of free agency (Bleacher Report)
The Carter Hutton era in Nashville is over with him moving on to the St. Louis Blues (Predlines)
Peter Chiarelli and the problem with tunnel vision (Puck Daddy)