So it's looking pretty likely that the Blackhawks are going to win the Cup. So congrats to them. And now it's time for a little schadenfreude. They are in deep salary cap doodoo next season. What the hell are they going to do! Here is the situation (all data from Cap Central):
TOTAL CAP HIT: 57,581,337
So basically, the situation is that they are already roughly $1 million over the cap (presuming cap level is flat next year, which by all accounts people seem to think it will be). And they still need to fill in 3 forwards, 2 defensemen, 1 goalie, and 2 utility roster spots. How the shit are they going to do that. They're going to have to dump quite a bit of existing salary on the books... and every time you dump a player, you gotta fill that player's spot too, don't forget. So I'm going to enjoy watching them get picked apart. What do you think is their best course of action?