Dec 20, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Vancouver Canucks centerRyan Kesler
(17) scores the game-winning goal against Chicago Blackhawks goalieAntti Raanta
(31) during overtime at the United Center. The Canucks won 3-2 in the shootout. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports
When the Chicago Blackhawks entered the 2014 trade deadline the biggest name and rumor was that Ryan Kesler was headed to the Chicago Blackhawks and of course even though no matter how many times people said that Stan Bowman wouldn’t give up a King’s ransom for Kesler the rumor never faded away until the trade deadline passed. With the NHL draft right around the corner guess who’s back?? Ryan Kelser rumors are back!
In Stan Bowman’s press conference he said there wouldn’t be too many changes, but one thing is for certain that the Blackhawks need a 2nd line center unless you are ready to settle on Andrew Shaw between Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad which well worked pretty well against the Los Angeles Kings.
The Blackhawks aren’t making this trade for the same reasons at the draft than they didn’t pull the trigger at the deadline, because it will take entirely too much to get him such as a Johnny Oduya, pick your bottom six forward or a prospect and a draft pick which is way too much for a guy that is injury prone.
The reason to hope that Stan Bowman pulls this off is the way that Kesler and Kane looked playing together in Sochi last February. They looked to click right away which is the reason that the rumor will not go away due to a case of How great would this be to have a talented 2nd line center something that the Blackhawks fans caught a glimpse in the final 3 games of the Kings series after Joel Quenneville finally go Michal Handzus away from #88.
The trade rumor factory is now open and it should be a fun ride for all of us to take even though most of it will be more of a fantasy trade rumor than anything that has real legs to it. The Kesler rumor is one that feels nothing like reality but a midsummer’s dream.
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