The three most likely Chicago Blackhawks to be selected by Seattle
By Justin Klawans
Goaltending is obviously a hot-button issue for Blackhawks fans with the recent departure of Corey Crawford, a player that many thought Stan Bowman should’ve tried harder to negotiate with.
Adding onto this, Chicago recently re-signed Malcolm Subban to a 2-year contract that will keep him in the Windy City through 2022, and they also just drafted a potential goalie of the future in Drew Commesso. All of this leaves one player in particular that will likely be extremely tantalizing for Seattle.
Collin Delia still has a great upside to him, and at only 26 years old, could still potentially turn into a starter for a number of teams, particularly a team like the Kraken that likely won’t have a ton of goaltenders competing for the starting role.
It is almost a given that Chicago will protect Subban given that they just re-upped him to a new contract, and unless they plan on grabbing another goalie in free agency, he will likely rotate through the starting role next year.
I don’t want to say that Delia is necessarily the out-man out, however, the Hawks have shown that they are willing to allow him to go given the goalies that they currently have in the system. Although Subban is not a bonafide starter by any means, it is possible that Commesso could eventually turn into one.
With Delia putting up a respectable .906 save percentage over his career, he may, at the very best become Seattle’s starter, and at the very worst, become a rotating backup. Either way, there’s a real possibility that he could be in the Kraken crease soon.