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Chicago Blackhawks

1)
Stalberg - Toews - Hossa
Saad - Kane - Sharp
Carcillo - Bolland - Shaw
Bickell - Kruger - Mayers
Bollig, Frolik

Keith - Seabrook
Leddy - Hjalmarsson
Oduya - Brookbank
Montador

Crawford
Emery

Top Call-ups
Dylan Olsen, D - slow of foot, but big with a bit of a mean streak and a big point shot. Far and away our best and most ready prospect.

Jimmy Hayes , W - Big with soft hands that makes his living around the net. Willing to get his nose dirty, but it's not his game. Third wheel on a scoring line type.

Brandon Pirri, C - Will get a shot in training camp to stick on the second line. Solid playmaker with a deceptive shot.

Jeremy Morin, W - A skilled winger with an elite wrist shot. Played through concussion and other injury issues last season.

2) Description
Jonathon Toews - the ultimate captain, does everything on the ice well. Regardless of the circumstance, he's the guy you want on the ice.

Patrick Kane - elite playmaker that has the ability to make guys miss. Solid shot and amazing hands. Defense is improving and he steps his game up come crunch time.

Marian Hossa - Strong, bullish forward that can cycle the puck better then nearly anyone in the league. Great on the backcheck and at stripping the puck. 40 goal potential that is one of the games elite defensive forwards. Total package.

Patrick Sharp - Hossa light. 40 goal potential.

Duncan Keith - one of the games best skating defenseman coming off two disappointing seasons after his Norris campaign. Booming shot, good passer, and has the wheels to make up for his occasional brain farts. Needs to get back to his 2010 form.

Brent Seabrook - Arguably our best defender last year. Very solid in his own zone. Can pass well and has a cannon when given the time to use it. Physical player, but has concussion concerns.

3) Wants
a) Second line center
b) Proven goaltending
c) Fourth line center

4) Surplus
a) Forward prospects
b) Solid 4-5 defenseman
c) Cheap ELC nhl talent

Trade Bait
a) Bryan Bickell
b) Markus Kruger
c) Nicklas Hjalmarsson
d) Michael Frolik

5) Prospects
1. Brandon Saad, W/C, 2012
Talented with a bit of a mean streak. Took the drop in his draft year personally and within a few months rocketed to the top of our prospect chart.
2. Teuvo Teravainen, LW/C, 2014+
Small in stature, elite hands and playmaking ability. Playing in Finland against men. Considered to be one of the steals of his draft.
3. Mark McNeill, C, 2013+
Big bodied center that projects as a solid third line center with second line upside. Capable two way player that had a disappointing first half last year before really turning his game around and finishing very strong.


6) Strengths
a) High end talent
b) NHL ready prospect depth
c) Bottom half defensive depth

7) Weaknesses
a) Special teams
b) Goaltending
c) Team defensive play

8) Draft Picks
2013: CHI 1st, CHI 4-7th, SJ 4th, Possible OTT 7th from Klinkhammer trade
2014: CHI 1st-7th

9) Cap Situation
The Blackhawks have $7,754,872 in cap space with a 23 man roster

10) Season Projection
Strong contenders for the Central Division champion. 105+ points is expected.

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