Originally Posted by Viper207
The 'Hawks cap issues were self-inflicted. I mean, didn't you have 12 million tied up in backup goalies? Sure, you did have a lot of young guys that were going to need large raises, but that Cup was substantially leveraged against the future of the organization. The ever-increasing salary cap isn't the cause of current or future Blackhawks' troubles, team management is, but it got you the Stanley Cup. Last year.
I would have loved to keep Brouwer but I blame overpriced goalies and a way overpriced defenseman that we got rid of a year too late (happy as hell he and his overpriced contract are finally gone) is what killed the Cup team.
Now if Hossa would stop getting injured and play a full season, he might be worth what they are paying him.