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Blackhawks: Breaking down the contract of each free agent

By Ryan Fedrau
Dylan Strome #17, Chicago Blackhawks,(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Dylan Strome #17, Chicago Blackhawks,(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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Dylan Strome, Chicago Blackhawks
Dylan Strome #17, Chicago Blackhawks,(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

The Chicago Blackhawks have a few free agents who need to be re-signed during the offseason to keep this team a playoff hopeful. Let’s dive into these players and see if they’ll be re-signed or not, and play around with free agency.

The excitement coming off of the Chicago Blackhawks being in the playoffs shows how great this team can be in the future. There are two ways to look at it, their team will be similar to their 2019-20 team next year, as they have most guys signed, but if fans feel like their future isn’t bright enough, they won’t expect much out of must of the same roster.

Of course, there will be some new players from free agency and there will be some young players stepping up in big roles, but this team should look pretty familiar to fans of the team.

For this situation, I will be taking a look at each player, their stats of the season, comparing them to other players, and making an assumption on if they’ll be back in 2020-21. If they won’t be back, I’ll find a replacement either in the system or in free agency for a decent price.

It’s hard to predict if players will take a hometown discount or not, so I will be giving them a full market value and going from there. Also, players from the IceHogs will not count, we’re counting players who are currently on the ‘Hawks roster.

The ‘Hawks will have $6,377,915 cap space open, without any trades or signings the second the market opens. They’re in a tough spot this year but will have money to spend in 2021-22. We’ll have to see what they do with that.

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