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Salary cap a major factor as Blackhawks weigh roster decisions

Salary cap a major factor as Blackhawks weigh roster decisions

With opening night a week away, general manager Stan Bowman and coach Joel Quenneville have some tough decisions to make about the Blackhawks roster.

And in trying to maneuver around razor-thin salary-cap space, the lines between what's best for the team from a hockey point of view and what's best from a business point of view become blurred.

It's a tough but essential dance the Hawks must do in order to put the best team possible on the ice against the Rangers that night and beyond.

"Sometimes we're making hockey decisions. Sometimes we're making business decisions," Quenneville said. "You have to sometimes put them all together ... and give us our best...

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