The Chicago Blackhawks are in an interesting spot with their former star defenseman, Brent Seabrook.
The Chicago Blackhawks are an interesting team headed into their play-in series against the Edmonton Oilers. Each team is loaded with offensive firepower that should trade chances during the series but the team who is slightly better at defending and gets slightly better goaltending will win the series. For Chicago, Brent Seabrook has been a long time staple on the blue line but he isn’t going to be there in Edmonton with the Hawks.
Seabrook doesn’t feel ready to go yet. He had a conversation with Stan Bowman on Thursday and they decided that he is for sure not going to be a part of the Blackhawks postseason roster. Despite his dip in play over the last few seasons, you should still consider that a loss for the Hawks because they don’t have much ready to go in his place that will be better.