The Chicago Blackhawks and general manager Stan Bowman have a bunch of areas they need to address this offseason. 

From all accounts it looks like they've already addressed one, as various reports have the Hawks signing Cam Ward as a backup on a one year deal on July 1st. 

Another area of interest is of course the Hawks blueline, Duncan Keith is aging and only scored two goals all of last season, both coming on the power play, Brent Seabrook despite carrying a $6.875million cap hit was made a healthy scratch last year and the jury is still out on Connor Murphy.

The rest of the defense is filled with "youngsters" including Jan Rutta, Erik Gustafsson, Blake Hillman and whoever else you want to plug in and unfortunately none of the above mentioned players can really compete on the powerplay. 

That's exactly why the Blackhawks are pushing to land Justin Faulk of the Carolina Hurricanes. There was a huge Scott Darling/Justin Faulk trade rumored to happen, however with the Hawks signing Ward, Darling is no longer needed.

According to Elliotte Friedman, the Hawks are still trying to land Faulk and it would solve plenty of problems. The 26 year old Faulk could push Seabrook down the lineup and eat some big minutes on the top pairing and could take over on the power play for Duncan Keith, pushing Keith to the second power play unit.

Do you think Faulk and the Hawks are a perfect fit?


Source: Elliotte Friedman
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