Ritter’s Rant: News and Notes from around the NHL

Posted: 15th June 2010 by Mark Ritter in NHL
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Hawks Taking Flight?

First off, congratulations go out to the Chicago Blackhawks, who, despite not having a “go-to” goaltender, pulled out a terrific Stanley Cup victory over the Cinderella Philadelphia Flyers.

While I admire the team that Stan Bowman and company have assembled, I just cannot see this team becoming a dynasty, not when you consider how much talent the Hawks will have to part with this summer to get under the salary cap.

A core that includes Duncan Keith, Patrick Kane, and Jonathan Toews is pretty good, but it was the Blackhawks' depth that was the deciding factor throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs. Without that depth, the Hawks will be hard-pressed to enjoy a repeat, let alone a dynasty of three to four Stanley Cups.   Missing " ...

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