Good Morning CHicago Blackhawks Fans!
The calendar finally turned to summer last night somewhere around 8pm which is great news if you ask me since the Chicago Blackhawks summer started a long time ago in the month of April.
You know it’s officially summer around the NHL when trades start to happen before the draft and the start of free agency. Of course the Chicago Blackhawks actually kicked everything off with the surprising trade of Teuvo Teravainen to the Carolina Hurricanes as a sweetener to take Bryan Bickell off the Chicago Blackhawks books.
Yesterday we saw two trades take place with the Anaheim Ducks moving one of their two starting goalies in Frederik Anderson to the Toronto Maple Leafs for a 1st and 2nd round draft picks. Toronto promptly signed the goalie to a 5 year extension.
The other trade that went down was the New York Rangers trading the rights of Keith Yandle to the Florida Panthers for some picks.
The trades usually start really picking up with the draft right around the corner, it’s just a shame that the Chicago Blackhawks have no picks in this years draft, but don’t worry Stan will be hard pressed to move next years top draft pick with the 2017 draft being held in Chicago next summer.
So do you expect anymore Chicago Blackhawks trades this week?
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The Chicago Blackhawks will start the 2016-2017 NHL season at home against the St. Louis Blues on October 12th (Blackhawks)
Guess what, Artem Anisimov has a no movement clause in his contract which means he will not be able to be exposed in the expansion draft (Second City)
Will Nick Schmaltz be enough to get over the Teuvo Teravainen trade hangover? (CSN)
There was a perceived lack of work ethic that the organization felt from Teuvo and that is one of the reasons they traded him away last week (CBS Chicago)
What are some of the burning questions going around the NHL for this upcoming free agency period (Bleacher Report)
As was expected with the season Artemi Panarin had, the Chicago Blackhawks face a salary cap overage (Hockey Writers)
Do the St. Louis Blues have anything to offer to move up in this years NHL draft (Bleedin Blue)
The Nashville Predators sent the negotiating rights to Jimmy Vesey to the Buffalo Sabres (Puck Daddy)