Wishlist for Blackhawks: Things to Do to Become Competitive For the Next Decade

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Wishlist for Blackhawks: Things to Do to Become Competitive For the Next Decade
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Ok, this is the things Blackhawks must do. The biggest problem is cap space, and this is what they can do:

 

  1. Brent Sopel is a waste of money and will be impossible to trade him, hence you package a deal with Duncan Keith. Yes, I've said Keith. After watching most of the games I still don't understand why lots of people rave about this guy, he can be replaced. Trade Sopel + Keith for some drafts to open cap space. Maybe add a second round draft to the deal to sweeten it. 
  2. Do not have 2 pricey goalies. I repeat, either stick with Heut or trade him for Habby. 
  3. Ok, this will be a hard one, and I'm sure most won't want to hear it, but trade Brian Campbell. He is too pricey and not worth the money. Trade Campbell + first round pick. Blackhawks will have late picks in the first round anyways.

 

Let's see how much money we saved here.

 

  • Brian Campbell   $7,140,000
  • Huet                $5,625,000
  • Sopel               $2,333,000
  • Keith                $1,475,000
Grand total of  $16,573,000
I'm not saying this is easy, but would be my plan.
Now what would I do with this cap space??
  1. Sign Kane long term
  2. Sign Toews long term
  3. Sign Sharp long term
  4. Sign Havlat long term. I know he gets injured but he is an all star when healthy.
  5. Sign Buff long term
Above 5 players and Hossi should be the core of the team for the next decade. 
Ok, now rip me apart and tell me how dumb I am and don't know much about NHL. Actually I don't know that much but this is what I would want after watching last year.

 

 

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