The Chicago Blackhawks are one of the many teams still working out a few kinks in their lineup this offseason.
Their 2011-2012 season ended with a first-round exit courtesy of the Phoenix Coyotes. Since then, they have made a few minor transactions and are still hoping to make more.
Back on July 1st, the expiration day of all players’ contracts, the Blackhawks signed defenseman Sheldon Brookbank. Other than that, the Blackhawks have not changed their lineup much from last season.
They decided to let the aging Andrew Brunette walk, named Jamie Kompon as an assistant coach and extended their affiliation with ECHL’s Toledo Whale.
Not very productive so far.
Since CBA talks have started, not many teams have been making moves because they are waiting to see how much money they are dealing with.
As soon as the NHL and NHLPA agree on terms, expect an explosion in the trade market and free agency.
Rumors have stated a couple storylines for the Blackhawks before the 2012-2013 season begins. They are still hoping to make a few changes to improve for next year.