The Hawks are now a couple defensemen short of a full compliment of players for the coming season, but there is more trouble-a-brewin', as their cap situation is nothing short of dire and movement must be made to comply with the cap constraints. Saying that, the moves that have been made this summer are far from being done.
|Marian Hossa||Duncan Keith||Cristobel Huet|
|Patrick Kane||Cam Barker||Antti Niemi|
|Jonathan Toews||Brent Seabrook|
|Kris Versteeg||Brian Campbell|
|Andrew Ladd||Brent Sopel|
Currently, the 21-man team that is listed above is over the $56.8 million cap by over $1 millon, which leaves them with more questions than they have answers. There have been some names thrown around to help ease the cap situation, like Patrick Sharp and Brian Campbell, both should ease the struggles and open the door for some of the young talent to slip in and take their spot with less of a cap hit.
The Blackhawks don't have any major free agents left to sign, nor do they have the space to do so, but watch carefully, as they try to wade their way out of trouble.