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The Chicago Blackhawks have had their share of struggles throughout the early goings of the 2011-12 NHL season, and it's apparent the Hawks have some holes on defense and at the center position that need to be filled.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman has indicated the 'Hawks are in no rush to spend money despite being between $6-7 million beneath the NHL's salary cap.
Bowman also indicated that the 'Hawks "do have a lot more cap space" than the organization has ever had. Don't think for a second that if the 'Hawks need to make a move Stan Bowman would hesitate to do so.
"When the time is right, if that opportunity comes, we won't be hesitant to move on it," said Bowman.
If Stan Bowman and the Chicago Blackhawks can address the areas of concern in addition to the core group of players signed through the immediate future (Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, Marian Hossa, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook), the 'Hawks could reenact the performance they had in 2010 when they hoisted the Stanley Cup in June.