Projecting the Chicago Blackhawks lineup for next season

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Chicago Blackhawks, Corey Crawford
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Starter: Corey Crawford / Backup: Collin Delia

If you have read any of my articles so far or follow me on twitter you might understand that I don’t think the Blackhawks can re-sign Robin Lehner. Lehner has already stated that he will not take a pay cut to play for this team, and I understand that. Lehner deserves eight or nine million the way he has been playing. I don’t think the Blackhawks will have the money for that.

Crawford has done it all in this league and might only want to play for a few more seasons. Let’s show him our loyalty and give him two or three years, a three-million-dollar contract and let him finish his career with Chicago. Then one of our many great goalies in the organization can step up. Collin Delia could play in the NHL or so could Kevin Lankinen. Let Crawford help teach these guys how to play.

Now there is still a lot more hockey to be played this season. If the Blackhawks do make the playoffs I bet you are wondering which team they will face off against in the first round. We have you covered!

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I know that it is still kind of too soon to be talking about next season, but at the same time when we start looking at pieces to give up in a trade, I think we all need to understand we are trading away pieces in the lineup down the road.