Chicago Blackhawks Projected Lineup And Salary Cap Situation

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Jun 19, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman

Brent Seabrook

(7) celebrates with defenseman

Duncan Keith

(2) after scoring the game-winning goal against the Boston Bruins during the overtime period in game four of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Michael Ivins-USA TODAY Sports


Duncan KeithBrent Seabrook

Johnny Oduya – Niklas Hjalmarsson

Nick Leddy – Michal Roszival

EXTRA:  David Rundblad

Just like the forwards, the defensive group is remarkably strong led by Norris winning Keith.  They have probably the top pair in the league in Keith and Seabrook, while Hjalmarsson would be a top pair blueliner on most clubs.  Will Rundblad ever really pan out or is he destined for a career in the press box, or back in Europe?  There is $24.5M committed to the 7 blueliners on the roster above.