With the Blackhawks set to miss the playoffs this year, what players are likely to be aroudn next season and what will the team do to rebound in 2018-19.
Reality has set in for almost the entire fanbase that the Blackhawks postseason streak will end this year. After dropping seven straight games and falling to 12 points out of the playoffs, the ‘Hawks have a higher probability of winning the draft lottery than of making the playoffs right now.
But this isn’t the end of the franchise by any means. Blackhawks fans endured so many painful years before the Rocky Wirtz era and know the bottom can be so much lower than where the team is now. It simply is the fact that this kind of disappointment hasn’t been felt for quite a long time.
So what can the franchise do to turn things around? Where do the Blackhawks go from here? What kind of moves are likely to be made to re-tool this team? Let’s take a look at the entire roster (veterans, young guys, and everyone in-between) and figure out who might be leaving the team in the coming months and what the franchise may do to try to right the ship.