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Ways the Chicago Blackhawks can fix their salary cap burden

Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)
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Jeremy Colliton, Chicago Blackhawks
Jeremy Colliton, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images) /

Prediction of the roster for next season

I know it might seem like the Blackhawks would be bringing back a pretty similar roster if this is what we look like on opening night, but I could see them doing some trades during the season as well.

I liked what our group brought to the table last season, and I think we are really close to reaching the playoffs with this group. We just need to continue to improve our defense and work on bringing in more depth.

The idea of having good depth is why I believe Brandon Saad stays with the Blackhawks. He was dominating this season when he played in the bottom six, and only got better when they moved hi to the top line with Jonathan Toews and Dominik Kubalik. I would love to see Dach and Saad play with Pius Suter.

Forwards

Dominik Kubalik – Jonathan Toews – Drake Caggiula

Alex DeBrincat – Dylan Strome – Patrick Kane

Pius Suter – Kirby Dach – Brandon Saad

Ryan Carpenter – David Kampf – Matthew Highmore

Defense

Duncan Keith – Adam Boqvist

Calvin de Haan – Connor Murphy

Ian Mitchell – Brent Seabrook

Goalies

Corey Crawford 

Collin Delia 

Who else do you think the Blackhawks are going to have to trade to get ready for next season? I am sure that there are other ways the team could get under the salary cap and keep the players they need around, this is just what made the most sense to me.

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