Dear Chicago Blackhawks, Give Brendan Perlini a Contract Already
By Tony Gianares
Brendan Perlini is still without an NHL contract. How is that possible? I’m not sure, but the Chicago Blackhawks need to do something about it ASAP!
As that one J.G. Wentworth commercial goes, Brendan Perlini doesn’t have a contract and he needs cash now. Maybe not, but just pay the man already!
Even if it’s a one year deal, just get it done! Perlini, 23, is young and still has great potential. The Chicago Blackhawks just have to find a way to awaken it and unleash it on the league.
I am really curious as to why a deal hasn’t been done yet. Why not let Perlini prove it to you while playing in a steady role during the 2019-20 season?
According to CapFriendly, the Blackhawks currently have $3,336,539 mil in cap space. Give Perlini half and call it a day.
The fact that deal hasn’t been announced yet is beginning to make me go stir crazy. I’m about to spiral into a Charlie Day “Pepe Silvia” tailspin. Nobody needs that, especially me.
Why Brendan Perlini Deserves Another Shot This Season
Have I mentioned that Brendan Perlini is 23 years old and his contract shouldn’t be much more than $1.5 mil AAV?
Perlini played on a poorly managed Arizona Coyotes team last season. The Blackhawks also didn’t do him any favors by bouncing him from line to line, and even scratching him on a few occasions.
Give Perlini a one year deal and a steady line to play on. This is a low risk, high reward type of situation. Something that Stan Bowman has become obsessed with lately. Why not continue that trend? I don’t see it hurting anything or anyone.
Plus, by having Brendan Perlini on the roster, for at least another season, this allows some of the top prospects more time to really develop into NHL-ready players. A little more competition in training camp would be a good thing as well.
Brendan Perlini could be a diamond in the rough and he is worthy of another look. I would really love to see a few more beauties like these in 2019-20.
Stan, please sign Perlini, and Jeremy, let’s roll out the Alex DeBrincat–Dylan Strome-Brendan Perlini line again.
Although the sample size was small from last season, it was an extremely impressive sample. Let’s get it done! Thank you.
All of Chicago