Blackhawks Offseason Advice

Here are a few offseason tips to help the struggling Blackhawks…

1) They have the first overall pick in the Entry Draft (select F Patrick Kane)

2) Use top prospects such as F Jonathan Toews, F Jack Skille, D Dustin Byfuglien

3) Sign a top defenseman (sign D Sheldon Souray)


Here is a look at the starting lineup:

S. Samsonov — P. Kane — M. Havlat
T. Ruutu — J. Toews — R. Vrbata
R. Bourque — J. Williams — J. Skille
N. Alexeev — P. Sharp — M. Lapointe

D. Keith — S. Souray
K. Aucoin — B. Seabrook
D. Byfuglien — C. Barker
D. Koci

N. Khabibulin
P. Lalime


First of all they now have more scoring and depth. They also have some good young players.

Please tell me what you think.


11 Responses to Blackhawks Offseason Advice

  1. NHLman says:

    I believe Chicago released Alexeev. Maybe I'm wrong, but anyway you are counting on their prospects to do too much in my opinion. Kane probably won't be able to walk onto the first line. Toews is probably ready to try second line, but he has yet to play an NHL game, right? So you can't expect too much. I like your placement of Jack Skille on the third line.
    In my opinion the Blackhawks need to change the culture of the team; they need winners and leaders. I would personally trade Ruutu, because I can't see him panning out in Chicago, his development has been stunted for a while. Maybe something like Ruutu for Prucha or Svatos, something along those lines if it could be pulled off. In addition, they could use a Chris Drury like player: scoring, grit, and leadership all wrapped up together. They probably wouldn't be able to convince Drury to play for them but maybe someone like Keith Tkachuk, or Michael Handzus would also be a good choice, but it seems like he doesn't want to play in Chicago.

    Overall the Hawks have a lot of talented players and should be able to improve.

  2. broc says:

    Kane needs to bulk up bigtime before he steps into the NHL. He'll be killed by one hit- the guy is 160 lbs. This is why some pundits are saying Turris will be the better NHL'er…

    It's a lot easier to score in the O at 160 than the NHL.

  3. 29teamsrock says:

    What? Was there a huge earth quake last night? Is the west coast now Chicago? The only reason Souray will leave Montreal, is for his daughter in LA. As a hockey coach myself, I think it's a great idea to put a rookie without one min. of ice time in The NHL in as the first line center. Now reading this it's hard to pick out the sarcasism in here. Can you find it? Oh ya Sammy was great pick up… Hint… more sarcasism there too.

  4. malkin_71 says:

    no, no, no, no Troy Browuer he dominted to WHL in 2005-2006 and then scored 40 in the AHL this year he is like 6-2 220 and can become a dominating power forward Berttuzzi player but no ne talks about him…

  5. BieksaForMVP says:

    What the hell are you talking about?

    Souray will NOT go to L.A. They probably don't even want him.

    Second why not put the rookie on the top line. You've never seen what he can do, so try it.

    Last Sammy was a great pickup. They dump Cullimore to get a potentoal 80 point scorer.

  6. 29teamsrock says:

    LOL… have you ever even played hockey? Potential is only good on paper my friend… without Thorton feeding him, he's nothing… Big Joe will make anyone look good. Washed up Russian with no ambishion.

     Even Crosby wasn't on the first line for awhile.
  7. KingCanada says:

    Tips? tips for who, Dave Tallon? lol

    Cam Barker over Byfuglien (i dono if hes on the team yet or not), oh and wat about David Bolland (huge piece to that record breaking London Knights team a few years back)

    PS i DOUBT Kane will be first line material first year around, as talented as he is, hes a lightweight, and definatly not a Crosby talent so he wont get first line minutes buddy.

  8. the_word says:

    The Blackhawks are still in the NHL???

  9. Kashin says:

    Heres some advice for the team. get bill wurtz to sell the blackhawks, a disgrace of an owner.

    One time a new GM for the blackhawks years back was presenting his plan to make the hawks a contender in only a few years. Wurtz went over and said after that it wont happen since he isnt willing to spend stanley cup money.

  10. jonnygf40 says:

    Kane is a winger.
    The Blackhawks should go after a number 1 center, like Brad Richards.  Then they would have a pretty good looking lineup.

  11. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    wow, a not quite NHL ready winger is you're first line center. bad advise

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