Chicago Blackhawks Untouchables: Where Does Each Blackhawk Rank?
Apr 19, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wingMarian Hossa
(81) celebrates scoring the game-winning goal against the Nashville Predators with centerJonathan Toews
(19) and right wingPatrick Kane
(88) during overtime at the United Center. The Blackhawks beat the Predators 5-4 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports
The Chicago Blackhawks untouchable list really became a thing this week especially after the draft when Stan Bowman went out of his way to say we wouldn’t listen to offers for Brandon Saad and Teuvo Teravainen. The list came up a lot during this past week when Patrick Sharp was to be believed to be dangled for the entire league, well any team with a legit #2 center, to grab until Sharp’s agent went out and said that #10 wasn’t touchable. So here is our list and ranking of the Blackhawks untouchables from the current roster.
Let’s be honest here, there are only 2 faces of the franchise and these two after they sign their extension will never be asked about again from other GM’s especially Kane for a long, long time in a trade offer. These are the only two without a shadow of a doubt that are truly Blackhawks untouchables.
- Duncan Keith
- Brandon Saad
- Teuvo Teravainen
- Stephen Johns
- Corey Crawford
Keith isn’t going anywhere so you could almost throw him up there with Kane and Toews but he’s not a face of the franchise although probably a Hall of Famer, Saad and Teuvo are 21 and 19 loaded with talent, youth, and promise and you won’t see Stan trade away that type of player ever. Johns is on the list for now because of his huge upside and youth that the Hawks will need on defense in the upcoming salary cap strapped seasons and due to the lack of talent in the organization at the goalie position the Hawks couldn’t even think for a second of trading away Corey.
One Notch from Untouchable
Hjalmarsson is close to untouchable but he could get moved if the price was really right, the same applies to Seabrook. Shaw is a heart and grit player that isn’t untouchable but would take something good for the Hawks to get in return to move plus he’s so flexible in being able to play just about everywhere. Everyone wants Bickell moved but he’s the Hawks only true power forward and he’s great in the playoffs, while Hossa’s contract basically means he isn’t going anywhere.