Chicago Blackhawks: Bringing back Patrick Sharp a good move?

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Well, Stan Bowman is at it again bringing back another former Chicago Blackhawks player, Patrick Sharp. The two-time Stanley Cup Champion has reportedly agreed to a deal with Chicago.

When your team gets swept in the first round of the playoffs you can almost guarantee changes will be made. The newest move to add to this Chicago Blackhawks offseason soap opera, Patrick Sharp will be rejoining his former team. Not really sure how I feel about this move as Sharp was a valuable piece to the championship teams.

However, now he is older and dealing with injuries. He didn’t exactly light up the scoreboard for the Dallas Stars either. Last season he played in 48 games and recorded a total of 18 points while being -22 in the plus/minus category. Yes, he was dealing with injuries and Dallas underperformed, but these numbers are not a sign of good things to come.

I think it’s time for the Blackhawks to stop living in the past and move on from former players. I for one would like to see them make some splashes with other key free agents. Sharp was an amazing talent during his first tenure with the Hawks, but just like Johnny Oduya, age and injuries catch up real quick.

But, the contract is nice

Obviously, with the amount of money the Hawks have invested in their core players it is hard for them to make strong moves, that is the one benefit of this Sharp signing. It is reported that his contract will be just at $1 million dollars. That is an absolute steal if Sharp can produce. However, for me, that’s going to be a big IF.

With all these moves the Blackhawks have been making you can’t help but wonder if the duo of Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews is helping or hurting the franchise in the long run? Perhaps the biggest duo in Chicago sports history since Jordan and Pippen, Toews and Kane have been the focal point of the Chicago Blackhawks and with that comes a hefty price tag that makes it tough for the team to make other big moves.

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With all that said welcome back to Chicago, Sharpy!

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