The Chicago Blackhawks need help in net. One way they can fix their problems is by signing a starting goalie.
The trio of Kevin Lankinen, Malcolm Subban, and Collin Delia have been great for the Chicago Blackhawks, but they probably are not the answer long term for this team. Yes, Lankinen could be a great NHL backup netminder/someone that can play 30 or 40 games, but the rest probably belong in the AHL.
I do not think we have the same three netminders doing the same thing next season. It worked during the shortened season that was games every other day every week, but during a normal year where the games are more spread out, the team probably doesn’t want to utilize three goalies.
That brings us to signing another netminder. The team has their trio locked in for another year and could play Subban and Delia in the AHL assuming Seattle doesn’t grab them in the expansion draft. Then they will be able to utilize that other spot to pick up a more seasoned goalie to help bridge the gap to Drew Commesso.
Not knowing what is going on with the goalie position is not great for the team, but it all hinges on what happens with the defense. If the team acquires a guy like Seth Jones, everyone else will be better around him. The team won’t be giving up as many chances and all of a sudden adding a netminder will be a better move because the team will be a little bit closer to competing for that final wildcard spot.
So without further ado, here are three goalies the team should consider signing this off-season: