The Chicago Blackhawks put up a good run in the Stanley Cup playoffs this August, however, they still fell short of their ultimate goal.
No one really expected the Blackhawks to win a Stanley Cup, instead, we expected them to gain some experience, and maybe compete for a round or two. They did that with their win against the Oilers, showcasing they deserve to be in the playoffs.
In my eyes, the playoff run the Blackhawks had this spring was a gigantic success. It was a step in the right direction for the Blackhawks young core, and it showcased how capable Jonathan Toews Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith still are.
However, with the salary cap and pending free agents it does not look like we will be bringing back the same group next season. With that in mind, we need to start looking at some of the players that might not be back next year that were playing with the Blackhawks in the bubble.
The Blackhawks played terrific hockey in the bubble, but they still did not have the best regular season, so something is still missing from this roster if they want to succeed and win, let’s take a look at six players who might not be back next season.