Just two weeks after winning the Stanley Cup, the Blackhawks have traded several key players to help ease the salary cap crunch they are facing heading into next season. The fire sale reached a new low when the team’s heart and soul was put on the trading block.

“We really hoped we’d be able to able to keep our heart and soul, but it just doesn’t look feasible,” said Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman. “Let’s be honest, after dealing Byfuglien, Versteeg, Ladd, Burish, Eager and Sopel, we pretty much have no heart and soul left anyway.”

Many teams have expressed interest in Chicago’s heart and soul, namely the Detroit Red Wings, who have been without a soul since their founding in 1926.

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