With the NHL offseason in full swing, here's a look at seven big questions facing a variety of teams in the Western Conference this summer.
The Chicago Blackhawks are going to have some tough decisions to make this offseason because of the NHL salary cap. How much is that going to hurt them?
The Chicago Blackhawks have a chance to win their third championship in six years on Monday night when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Blackhawks have not clinched a Stanley Cup on home ice since 1938.
The Blackhawks can win the Stanley Cup on home ice for the first time since 1938, but this team has had plenty of experience when it comes to closing.
Nikita Kucherov's status for Game 6 remains in doubt after he went shoulder-first into a post in Game 5. The Lightning have faced a lot of challenges this postseason, but their biggest remains ahead of them.
The Blackhawks had a strong effort in the final two periods, but they needed some help to even the series. Their old friend Lady Luck was happy to do her part.
The Tampa Bay Lightning and Chicago Blackhawks were this close to going to overtime in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night.
If you weren't aware of Victor Hedman before, you should be now.
After two games in which Chicago's top line didn't generate enough offensively, head coach Joel Quenneville appears to be mulling splitting up Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have a great offense, but they also have one of the best defensive pairs in the NHL with Victor Hedman and Anton Stralman.

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