3 roster needs for the Blackhawks to address in the offseason

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Secondary Scoring

Those who watched the majority of Blackhawks games this year will likely agree that scoring was a big issue for the team. In this free agent class, there could be some high-profile scorers available with Sam Reinhart, Steven Stamkos, and Jake Guentzel headlining a potentially strong class. The Blackhawks certaintly have the money to sign a big-name player, but it seems doubtful that will happen. General Manager Kyle Davidson extended Nick Foligno, Jason Dickinson, and Petr Mrazek all to two-year extensions at salaries over four million dollars which will help the Blackhawks reach the cap floor until Bedard, Korchinski, and Nazar are due their second contracts.

The Blackhawks likely will continue to add youth to their roster next season with Nazar and Slaggert both looking ready for the NHL. Pending free agents such as Tyler Johnson and Taylor Raddysh both look as though they will not be brought back in the summer, which could open a roster spot for a secondary scorer in free agency.

A player like Jake Debrusk seems like he could be a fit for the Blackhawks going into this year's free agency as someone who can play up-and-down the lineup. The 27-year old forward has spent his entire career with the Boston Bruins and was in trade rumors for a while over the past few seasons. He brings a physical presence as a possible 45-50 point player with plenty of playoff experience to come in and bring more experience to help the young players.