Chicago Blackhawks: Andrew Ladd willing to give them a discount?


The Chicago Blackhawks have a busy summer ahead of them, and one of their priorities will be trying to sign Andrew Ladd.

At the NHL trade deadline, the Chicago Blackhawks were able to acquire Andrew Ladd from the Winnipeg Jets with the hopes of having him to help them repeat as Stanley Cup Champions. The Blackhawks were unable to beat the St. Louis Blues in the first round of the playoffs in a thrilling series, and now they will begin their off-season plans.

Ladd is an unrestricted free agent this summer and should be in for a decent payday, but he might be willing to give the Blackhawks a hometown discount.

“I’m at the point in my career where I can make decisions based on being in a good situation and at the end of the day, I don’t think it’s all about money for me,” Ladd said to Chris Kue of the Chicago Tribune. “It’s about being in a good place for my family and being on a team that’s going to contend every year. You’d be crazy not to want to be a part of this group, this organization and we’ll see what happens.”

The Blackhawks are one of the best franchises in the NHL and are contenders every year with their great duo of Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews. Ladd is very familiar with the Blackhawks, as he was on the team for three seasons in the late 2000s.

Ladd seems to be willing to stay with the Blackhawks for a reasonable price to be a contender for the length of his next contract. For the last six seasons, Ladd has totaled 45 or more points, so his consistency as a scorer is going to be a very attractive thing for many teams this summer including the Blackhawks.

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