The Chicago Blackhawks could use this series to keep an eye on pending Golden Knights free agents.
The Chicago Blackhawks have a date with the Vegas Golden Knights. They actually were able to defeat the Edmonton Oilers in the play-in round to advance to the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2017. That was the first time they won a series of any kind since winning the Stanley Cup in 2015. It has been a brilliant run for the Hawks since hockey came back but Vegas is going to be really difficult to beat.
Well, this could also be a time to scout the team for the future. They are a good team because they have great players. They also have some players that are going to be unrestricted free agents after this year. They all make up the team and make it great but the Hawks could be looking to add some of them once the season is officially over for everyone.
Every team in the league loses a few players to the free agency every offseason and the Golden Knights will be no different. They have a lot of money taking up cap space so they won’t be bringing everyone back. The Blackhawks’ front office can use this opportunity to watch some of these guys up close so they can see what they can do.
The Hawks have needs at every position no matter what you think of the way they played during this past week. The Golden Knights pending free agents all fit the need for what this team is going to need going forward. Maybe they can add one of these three players if the price is right: