Ways the Chicago Blackhawks can fix their salary cap burden

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Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks
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Ball Park Estimates of Free Agents

We have talked a lot about the free agents the Blackhawks have going into this offseason, but right now I just want to talk about the ones we might be able to keep.

So as of right now, we have seven million in cap space according to CapFriendly. While that might be enough to keep a few of our big-name players around, I want to look at a longer list of players, so we are going to go over the seven million. Here are the players I want the Blackhawks to have back next season, and also the minimum I think they can sign them for.

Drake Caggiula – 1.5 million for two years

Dominik Kubalik – 4.5 million for two years

Dylan Strome – 3 million for three years

Corey Crawford – 2.5 million for two years

I do no think Slater Koekkoek or Malcolm Subban will be back next season with the Blackhawks. I think both of those guys are great players, I just do not think they are really part of the future of the team. Chicago has a number of young defensemen ready to make the jump next year, and they are going to need more space to get things done.

So in all, to keep all of these players around we are going to need 11.5 million in salary-cap space, that is not that bad considering we already have seven million in space to work with. We are going to have to get rid of a few players though.

So let’s jump right in with how the Blackhawks are going to clear the cap space to keep these players around!