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Former Chicago Blackhawks We’d Like To See, Not See Again In Chicago

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Apr 2, 2017; Buffalo, NY, USA; New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy (2) brings the puck up ice as Buffalo Sabres left wing C.J. Smith (49) pursues during the first period at KeyBank Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 2, 2017; Buffalo, NY, USA; New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy (2) brings the puck up ice as Buffalo Sabres left wing C.J. Smith (49) pursues during the first period at KeyBank Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports /
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Feb 3, 2017; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes forward Teuvo Teravainen (86) gets ready for a face off against the Edmonton Oilers at PNC Arena. the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Edmonton Oilers 2-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports /

Teuvo Teravainen

The boy wonder couldn’t get in good with coach Joel Quenneville, and while Teuvo had his moments alongside fellow Q-ject Antoine Vermette during the 2015 postseason, it wasn’t terribly surprising to see him gone after the 2015-16 season.

But it was still disappointing. Teuvo had a ton of potential heading into his time with the Blackhawks, sometimes being called the Finnish Patrick Kane. The 22-year-old posted a career-high 44 points in his first season with Carolina, and it looks like he’s going to be given all the time in the world to develop and try to prosper in the NHL.

Teuvo currently comes at a cap hit of $2.86 million, but you can expect that to rise in the future should he see more success. I think the Blackhawks would have found a way to get his cap hit in down the line if they had given him more time to develop.

Should Blackhawks want him back: Yes.

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