A Season in Review, the 2017-18 Chicago Blackhawks: the Intro

The Chicago Blackhawks had high hopes entering the 2017-18 season; they hade brought back Brandon Saad in a trade after shipping him off to Columbus just two offseasons earlier.  He was to be reunited with center Jonathan Toews, who had been struggling since Saad left his side.  Patrick Sharp was returning after playing two seasons in Dallas, signing a cheap contract to take a veteran leadership and depth role in the Windy City.

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Artemi Panarin and Brandon Saad were the main parts of a blockbuster trade on June 23, 2017.

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Dallas Stars, Erik Karlsson Linked in Trade Talks

Ottawa Senator’s defenseman Erik Karlsson has been put on the trade block, as the Senators have given permission to other teams to negotiate possible extensions if said team lands Karlsson this offseason.  The 2018-19 season will be the last year on his contract, which currently has a cap hit of $6.5 million and a modified no-trade clause.Image result for erik karlsson Continue reading