In a salary cap league, every dollar matters. Teams must be able to get as much value out of their players as possible which means making smart financial decisions as one bad contract can affect a team’s future. Even with that in mind, front offices continue to give out bad contracts and they become handcuffed
In the mid 2000’s, Blackhawks fans were mostly non-existent, and it was nearly impossible to get over a few thousand people to come to a game. The few fans that were loyal to the team were just looking for a sliver of hope. Now, after nine straight postseason appearances, which included three cups in six
“Shoulda, woulda, coulda.” Those words are being uttered more these days than ever by fans of the Chicago Blackhawks due to somewhat questionable decisions by general manager Stan Bowman. Many fans like to think the organization would be headed in a different direction if they were the general manager, saying they would do things differently.