Besides Doan, what options remain for Blackhawks?


Besides Doan, what options remain for Blackhawks?

More than two weeks after NHL free agency began, the Blackhawks only signing remains defenseman Sheldon Brookbank. The Hawks are believed to be one of several teams interested in signing Phoenix Coyotes forward Shane Doan, but his decision has been delayed by the potential sale of the only franchise he's played for.

Other than Doan, the remaining free agent options are thin.

If general manager Stan Bowman is willing to add an offense-only player to boost the power play, he could turn to Washington Capitals right winger Alexander Semin. A terrific talent, Semin scored 40 goals with 84 points in 2009 but his numbers have dropped the last two seasons and he's never been known to play both ends of the ice.

The remaining defenseman include Carlo Colaiacovo (St. Louis Blues), Michal Rozsival (Coyotes), Pavel Kubina (Philadelphia Flyers) and Matt Gilroy (Ottawa Senators).

The most intriguing remaining option might be 29-year-old center Kyle Wellwood who scored 18 goals with 29 assists for the Winnipeg Jets last season. He should be relatively inexpensive and could post similar or better numbers while flanked by a pair of talented Blackhawks wingers.

Do any of the players above interest you? If so, who? Tell us by commenting below.

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Pittsburgh QB Nathan Peterman

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Pittsburgh QB Nathan Peterman

As part of our coverage leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft we will provide profiles of more than 100 prospects, including a scouting report and video interviews with each player.

Nathan Peterman, QB, Pittsburgh

6'2" | 226 lbs.

2016 stats:

2,885 YDS, 60.5 CMP%, 27 TD, 7 INT, 163.4 QBR | 72 CAR, 286 YDS, 3 TD


Third/Fourth Round

Scouting Report:

"Peterman's experience in a pro-style passing attack gives him a head start headed into the league. His physical attributes are just average, but his accuracy, composure and anticipation are what sets him apart from some of the more physically gifted quarterbacks in this year's draft. Peterman's tape is sure to catch the eye of at least a few teams in need of a quarterback and he should come off the board by day two with a chance to become a solid starting quarterback in the future." — Lance Zierlein,

Video analysis provided by Rotoworld and NBC Sports NFL Draft expert Josh Norris.

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