Category: Salary cap

Don't worry, be happy about the Blackhawks' salary cap hell

When it comes to talking about the Blackhawks’ salary cap situation for next season, there are two types of people: those smart and normal people who say “who cares, let’s focus on this season” and those CapGeek loving weirdos who say “yes, let’s speculate about the salary cap and future rosters now, before we know... Read more »

The NHL trade deadline could bring the Blackhawks help...for next year.

The NHL trade deadline could bring the Blackhawks help...for next year.
Despite heading into the All-Star Break with losses in three of their past four games, after winning 12 in a row, the Chicago Blackhawks look to be a strong contender for the Stanley Cup. The trade deadline is coming up in late February and GM Stan Bowman might indeed try to land some depth to help... Read more »

Bickell's poor play, not the salary cap, forced the Hawks to put him on waivers

Yesterday the Blackhawks put Bryan Bickell on waivers, which he cleared, meaning the team can assign him to Rockford if they wish.  The salary cap tracking website General Fanager reported that the Hawks would gain $950,000 in cap space by assigning him to Rockford, and the Hawks are currently about $200,000 over the cap, and... Read more »
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How many Stanley Cups can the Blackhawks win in the next 5 years?

Sean McIndoe’s latest Down Goes Brown column ranked the Blackhawks as having a 1-in-3 shot of winning another Cup within the next 5 years, with only Anaheim and Tampa Bay having better odds in his view.  With the Blackhawks announcement this weekend of the signing of Brent Seabrook to an 8 year extension with an... Read more »