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All The Blackhawks in Need of a New Contracts at The End of The Season

Mattias Janmark #13, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Mattias Janmark #13, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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Lucas Carlsson #46, Chicago Blackhawks
Lucas Carlsson #46, Chicago Blackhawks Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports /

All the other Blackhawks players on expiring contracts:

Brandon Pirri

Lucas Carlsson

John Quenneville

Brad Morrison

Anton Lindholm

Matt Tomkins

Bringing back Carlsson and any other player on this should not be too difficult for the team. While it does not look like anyone outside of Carlsson is going to stick in the NHL, having other players around allows for some better depth within the organization.

In conclusion:

The Blackhawks are going to have to re-sign Janmark (2.75 million), Kampf (1.5 million), Suter (2.5 million), Hagel (1 million), and Zadorov (3.5 million) all this offseason. Bringing back all of those players would cost the Hawks around 11 million in cap space and would put the team back at the top of the cap ceiling.

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A lot of the estimates I said could be changed and reworked, but I do think Chicago is going to have a hard time getting under the salary cap next season. They very well might have to find a way to trade Brent Seabrook’s contract or even part ways with some other bigger contracts in order to bring back all of these guys next year.

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