SB Nation reacts: Should the Blackhawks be buyers or sellers at the deadline?
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This is SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NHL. Each week, SB Nation sends out questions to the most plugged in Chicago Blackhawks fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.
According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, 65 percent of Blackhawks fans think the team is headed in the right direction. That’s down from 78 percent last week and 82 percent two weeks ago.
As the team approaches the end of the season, the organization will need to decide what to do with this season. With the trade deadline just days away, nearly three-fourths of Blackhawks fans want the team to rebuild for the future.
The deadline this season appears to be a buyers’ market, at least according to fans around the country. A slight majority of NHL fans would rather have their favorite team act as a seller at the deadline.
That is in part due to the unique rules around this season. The NHL has installed a flat cap on the season, preventing teams from adding big contracts.
According to fans, more than three-fourths of fans think the flat cap will play a role in teams’ decisions to make a push for the playoffs.
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