One of the biggest areas that Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman has to improve this offseason is the backup goaltender position. 

After trading JF Berube earlier on Wednesday, it looks like Bowman has solved the backup goalie problem. 

According to multiple reports from Bob McKenzie, Pierre LeBrun and more, the Blackhawks are expected to sign Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward once free agency officially opens. 

This would arguably be the best option for the Hawks as Ward has proven he can hold the fort with a good defense in front of him. 

The 34 year old has a career 2.70 goals against average and .909 save percentage in 668 appearances, he also did pretty good for a bad team last year while Scott Darling struggled putting up a 23-14-4 record, 2.73 goals against average and .906 save percentage. 

Are you happy with the idea of Cam Ward being the Hawks backup goalie for 2018-19?


Source: Bob McKenzie/ Pierre LeBrun
Image Credit: Gregg Forwerck/NHLI