We will have some flexibility for once to finally add a potential big piece to this team. The Hawks have gotten off to a better start than most of us on here (minus myself and a few others of course) could have thought possible. We have a number of young "guns" ready to step into roles next year as Boqvist, Mitchell, Beaudin, and Krys all could be ready for a jump on the blue line. Hillman, Snuggerud, and Dahlstrom all at the AHL level look decent as well.. A few forwards of interest would be Evan Barratt, Artur Kayumov, Jake Wise and Tim Soderlund...with an expected Victor Edjsell and Dylan Sikura as making their way to the NHL this season... But what about a bigger fish?? We have the chance to add some real talent in what could be one of the best free agent classes in a long time- depending on if we move AA or not, we will have over $15+ mil in cap space ($21+ if we move him) next season (Schmaltz needs to be resigned, maybe a 3 x $4.5 for him), and a few minor names as well like Hayden, Sikura and Kahun...we have no idea what the cap will go up to next year, but the revenue jump and the Canadian dollar seem to be indicating another $3 mil plus could be in line. Take a look and see: PLAYER (77)TEAMTYPEAGEPOS.SHOOTSGPGAPWGAASV%2018-2019 CAP HITErik KarlssonSJSUFA29DR844$6,500,000Tyler MyersWPGUFA29DR9112$5,500,000Jay BouwmeesterSTLUFA36DL711$5,400,000Alexander EdlerVANUFA33DL955$5,000,000Zdeno CharaBOSUFA42DL8112$5,000,000Marc MethotDALUFA34DL6$4,900,000Niklas KronwallDETUFA38DL6$4,750,000Anton StralmanTBLUFA33DR7123$4,500,000Jake GardinerTORUFA29DL966$4,050,000Braydon CoburnTBLUFA34DL722$3,700,000Michael Del ZottoVANUFA29DL2$3,000,000Ron HainseyTORUFA38DL9224$3,000,000Carl GunnarssonSTLUFA32DL$2,900,000Adam McQuaidNYRUFA32DR611$2,750,000Ben LovejoyNJDUFA35DR511$2,666,667Patrik NemethCOLUFA27DL711$2,500,000Jan RuttaCHIUFA29DR833$2,300,000Brooks OrpikWASUFA39DL8112$2,500,000Nate SchmidtVGKUFA28DL$2,225,000Alex PetrovicFLAUFA27DR611$1,950,000Dan GirardiTBLUFA35DR733$3,611,111Deryk EngellandVGKUFA37DR6$1,500,000Luca SbisaNYIUFA29DL311$1,500,000Ben ChiarotWPGUFA28DL9213$1,400,000Roman PolakDALUFA33DR5$1,300,000Andrej SustrANAUFA28DR4$1,300,000Robert BortuzzoSTLUFA30DR511$1,150,000Jordie BennMTLUFA32DL7$1,100,000Chris WidemanOTTUFA29DR722$1,000,000Bogdan KiselevichFLAUFA29DL411$925,000Korbinian HolzerANAUFA31DR$900,000Nick JensenDETUFA29DR8213$812,500Dalton ProutCGYUFA29DR1$800,000Martin MarincinTORUFA27DL2$800,000Luke SchennANAUFA29DR5$800,000Christian FolinPHIUFA28DR511$800,000Jake DotchinANAUFA28DR PLAYER (138)TEAMTYPEAGEPOS.SHOOTSGPGAPWGAASV%2018-2019 CAP HITJason SpezzaDALUFA36CR7145$7,500,000Mark StoneOTTUFA27RWR7426$7,350,000Artemi PanarinCBJUFA27LWR7369$6,000,000Matt DucheneOTTUFA28CL7178$6,000,000Jordan EberleNYIUFA29RWR722$6,000,000Joe PavelskiSJSUFA35CR844$6,000,000Jeff SkinnerBUFUFA27LWL9527$5,725,000Jason PominvilleBUFUFA36RWR9235$5,600,000Dave BollandAZUFA33CR$5,500,000Kevin HayesNYRUFA27CL8112$5,175,000Joe ThorntonSJSUFA40CL211$5,000,000Derick BrassardPITUFA32CL611$5,000,000Matt MoulsonBUFUFA35LWL$5,000,000Gustav NyquistDETUFA30RWL9167$4,750,000Jori LehteraPHIUFA31CL911$4,700,000Marcus JohanssonNJDUFA28CL6112$4,583,334Justin WilliamsCARUFA37RWR9178$4,500,000Mats Zuccarello-AasenNSHUFA32RWL866$4,500,000Brock NelsonNYIUFA27CL7213$4,250,000Carl HagelinPITUFA31LWL6112$4,000,000Wayne SimmondsPHIUFA31RWR9617$3,975,000Colin WilsonCOLUFA29CL933$3,937,500Jakob SilfverbergANAUFA28RWR6347$3,750,000Anders LeeNYIUFA29CL7224$3,750,000Eric StaalMINUFA34CL8235$3,500,000Jamie McGinnFLAUFA31LWL$3,333,334Riley SheahanPITUFA27LWL611$2,100,000Jan KovarNYIUFA29CR$2,000,000Joonas DonskoiSJSUFA27RWR8336$1,900,000Ryan DzingelOTTUFA27CL5224$1,800,000Jordan MartinookCARUFA27LWL9314$1,800,000Jordan WealPHIUFA27CR6123$1,750,000Patrick MaroonNJDUFA31LWL855$1,750,000Oscar LindbergVGKUFA27CL4$1,700,000Nate ThompsonLAKUFA34CL8$1,650,000Troy BrouwerFLAUFA34RWR6112$1,500,000 there is a whole lot of talent in these lists - some might have resigned already not sure, and some likely will before next year...but take a look at the names and think who would look good in a Hawks uniform next season????