June 16, 2017
Sports fans love to be nostalgic when it comes to former players from their favorite teams, especially those who were part of memorable seasons.
It is this nostalgia that has some Chicago Blackhawks fans hoping that winger Patrick Sharp will be back on the United Center ice next fall. Sharp, 35, will be an unrestricted free agent this summer and probably could be had for a discounted price. Sharp dealt with extended concussion symptoms for much of the 2016-17 which limited him to just eight goals and 18 points in 48 games.
Jay Zawaski of 670 The Score squashed the hopes of those fans who wanted to see Sharp back in the Blackhawks sweater.
I'm told there is zero chance Patrick Sharp returns to the Blackhawks. For what it's worth.— Jay Zawaski (@JayZawaski670) June 16, 2017
Even if Sharp is willing to come back for around $1 million it wouldn’t be a good move. If the series against the Nashville Predators proved anything it is that the Blackhawks need to get younger and faster. Bringing back Patrick Sharp would not accomplish either of those things.
It is time for the Blackhawks to start looking forward and stop looking back to the “glory days.” Bringing back Brian Campbell and Johnny Oudya last year did not have the effect the Blackhawks were hoping for, so enough with the throw backs!
If Stan wants to bring back an ex-Blackhawk then he should try to get Philip Danault back from the Montreal Canadiens, not re-signing a broken-down Sharp.