The Chicago Blackhawks' season wasn't without faults. Not only did they barely slip into the playoffs, they also saw a dip both in their offensive and defensive production.
An early exit from the playoffs definitely didn't help things.
Heading into the offseason, the 'Hawks first piece of agenda was to re-sign goaltender Corey Crawford. With all the waning questions heading into the offseason, goaltending is not one of them. Crawford was signed to a three-year, $8 million contract. Backing up Crawford is most likely Alexander Salak, who was just recently signed to a one-way contract worth $600,000.
It's hard to know what will come next, but there are still more decisions to be made before next season. With approximately $8 million left on six players, some cuts will have to be made.