10. Bowman has a trade deadline ahead to decide where this organization is going
The upcoming trade deadline will be fun to watch for Blackhawks fans. I do think that the best option is to hang tight and just use the cap space to help assist other teams in making big blockbuster deals, but Stan Bowman might have other plans.
Buying into a run this season would not be the best course of action for this organization. This team is still a year or two away from being a true contender, and considering the reward for a playoff bid is a matchup against Tampa, there is no reason to throw away a top draft pick or a prospect for a rental.
Even still, the team could still move pieces like Strome, Soderberg, or Janmark for prospects or young talent that a team is not going to be able to re-sign. The deadline is definitely going to be fun to watch.
Fans can be frustrated with the Blackhawks, and that is expected, but giving up on this team before the deadline is even here would not be the best move. Yes, this team is not perfect, but they definitely have shown reasons to be optimistic for years to come.
Now we just have to wait and see when the Chicago Blackhawks are finally going to get back into the win column!