With the season just around the corner the Chicago Blackhawks have had an eventful training camp. Injuries have again become a concern as the Hawks have lost both Viktor Stalberg and Ben Smith for, what is likely, at least the month of October.
There are roster spots up front that could be filled by Brandon Pirri or Marcus Kruger, both of whom seem previously destined to begin the season in Rockford. Sami Lepisto does not look ready to contribute on a regular basis and we will soon find out who the backup goalie will be.
When the season begins, we will soon find out how deep the Blackhawks actually are. They will still be competitive early but as the season wears on, they may be a few players short of making a serious Cup run.
While it would be great if they could make a trade now, that is unlikely. Come late November or early December there will be holes to fill and the Hawks will more than likely need to make a move. Here is a look at some areas that could use improvement.