With the 2012-2013 NHL season coming to an end, the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks have some financial decisions to make. They have already used their compliance buyouts on left winger Rostislav Olesz and defenseman Steve Montador. Now they move on to possible trade scenarios as they look to get under the salary cap for next season. The salary cap for the 2013-2014 season is set at $64.3 million.
Dave Bolland's name has come up as a possible trade option for the Blackhawks. The 27 year old center scored the game winning goal in the last minute of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. He was also on the 2010 Stanley Cup winning team where he played a huge role scoring eight goals and adding eight assists.
Dave Bolland has one year left on his current contract worth $3.375 million. Although he has been a valuable asset to the team, his production has started to slip and the Blackhawks aren't getting their money's worth from him anymore.
Along with his slip in production, Bolland has also battled with injuries. In the last four seasons, Bolland has missed 83 games due to injury. That is a lot of games to miss for someone who is making the ninth most on the team in money.
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