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Viktor Stalberg will test free agency

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08:06 PM ET 06.30 | The Chicago Blackhawks are Stanley Cup champions but just like the last time they won the Cup, the roster will undergo some changes this offseason. One of those changes includes the fact that winger Viktor Stalberg is "highly unlikely" to return in Chicago next season, per a report from ESPN NHL writer Craig Custance. With news that Stalberg is unlikely to return, Blackhawks fans are reminded of how they lost big names like Dustin Byfuglien and netminder Antti Niemi in free agency. But while he was a popular name with the team, it shouldn't come as a complete shock that Stalberg is going to test the open market as he had a notable falling out with head coach Joel Quenneville during the playoffs and was benched against the Detroit Red Wings. He's only 27 years old and has the ability to be a great scoring option while on the ice, which means he's going to drum up interest from more than a few teams starting July 5.

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Viktor Stalberg, AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Viktor Stalberg, AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
June 30, 2013  11:36 PM ET

27, no history to speak of, one 20+ goal season, he won't get Kris Letang money.

July 1, 2013  08:59 AM ET
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27, no history to speak of, one 20+ goal season, he won't get Kris Letang money.

Letang shouldn't even get letang money

July 1, 2013  10:04 AM ET

Viktor Stalberg = Swedish Dustin Penner. Big, fast .... useless. Twins separated at birth?

 
July 1, 2013  04:11 PM ET
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Letang shouldn't even get letang money

Agreed. He is no PK Chelios

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