Teams have been scrambling like crazy since July 1st to lock up the best free agents available. While the Chicago Blackhawks have made their own fair share of deals since then, like signing Dan Carcillo and Sean O'Donnell, they still have a lot of work to do. But they don't have a lot of cap space to work with.
The arbitration of Chris Campoli is scheduled for early August. Negotiations with Michael Frolik are still in the works, as he was ineligible to file for arbitration.
The Blackhawks have a lot of depth in their Rockford team, but many of these players are still very young and inexperienced. They should look for mentors for these young players and for some to serve necessary roles—if only for a season—while the prospects mature. There are many great players out there who could fill this mentor void or add additional muscle.