Chicago Blackhawks 2021 Off-Season Preview: Everything To Know

By Jimmy Lynch
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Maybe the Blackhawks want to add some new pieces to their organization, the best way to do that would be through the draft or free agency.

With the salary cap not moving again, the Blackhawks might be able to net a few free agents this summer. There are a lot of big-name players entering free agency this summer, and maybe the Blackhawks will want to take a swing at adding them to their roster.

If the Blackhawks were going to try and sign a free agent, I would hope it would be a top-pairing defenseman. Dougie Hamilton, Tyson Barrie, Adam Larsson, and David Savard are all going to be available. None of those guys are really superstars, but they could be something if the Hawks team decides to move on from some of their current players.

The NHL draft is another interesting time for the Blackhawks. The team has their first-round pick that is going to be in the 12-15 range, and then they have a few seconds and a few fourths. The team could definitely move up or down in the draft if their scouting department thinks they have some hidden gems.

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This team has done a pretty good job drafting in the past, and hopefully, this is not the summer that changes. Until the draft, we are going to highlight some prospects that will be taken within the first few rounds. Comment down below any early picks you would like to see the Hawks draft in July.