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Salary-cap constraints lead to Chicago Blackhawks infusing roster with youth

Salary-cap constraints lead to Chicago Blackhawks infusing roster with youth

The Chicago Blackhawks have been down this road before, paying the price for success in a salary-cap system by parting with players who were instrumental in one or more of the three Stanley Cup championships they've won in the last six seasons.

But the extent of their latest turnover was highlighted before they faced the Kings at the United Center on Monday, when their locker room was heavily populated by players whose uniform numbers were higher than the number of NHL games they'd played.

Artemi Panarin, No. 72 in your program and blessed with 11 games' experience, was preparing to play on the first line with Jonathan Toews. Newly promoted left wing Marko Dano, wearing No....

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