Apr 1, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) reacts with defenseman Duncan Keith (2), center Jonathan Toews (19) and right wing Jimmy Hayes (39) after the shootout at the United Center. Chicago defeats Nashville 3-2 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
Welcome to trade deadline day with NHL Network dedicated all day with coverage. Unforunately for them all the big names were dealt yesterday on the eve of the deadline with Jaromir Jagr, Ryane Clowe, Derek Roy all finding new addresses. I’m sure there will be some more moves throughout the day but this more than likely will not be a day of fireworks that light up the sky, but more of sparklers kind of deadline.
The Hawks look to be done with another pretty quiet deadline week by only aquiring Michal Handzus on Monday. The Hawks were allegedly in a bunch of talks but of course the Hawks were having to give up a ransom bounty to teams for their players when in the end teams basically gave away the likes of Derek Roy for a second round pick. Philip Daunault, Teuvo Treavainen, Jeremy Morin, and Mark McNeil being the names teams wanted in return. For a GM that covets youth these players are probably not very expendable for a rental player. The long-term goal is long-term success of the organization at the highest level and a team cannot be that if they throw youth at rentals every year. I know Easter just passed but all your eggs cannot be in one basket for a organization to be a success for an extended period of time. Yes, Handzus to me is not very exciting but the Hawks only gave up a 4th rounder for him so the cost was pretty cheap.
There are still middle of the road names that could get moved today but don’t expect a blockbuster because too many teams are still in the playoff race so there aren’t too many sellers. The Hawks aren’t buyers anyways they are the annoying guy at the flea market or garage sale that looks for hours only to say THANK YOU at the end of his wondering around and drive away with nothing.
The Hawks added Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp yesterday back to the roster and that will be the best addition of talent to any teams roster in the NHL on this trade deadline. Stay tuned all day to the trade talk, but in the end the Hawks will be interested in a lot, but they more than likely won’t be pulling the trigger on a trade unless it is classified as a MINOR one.
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