Chicago Blackhawks Roundtable: Trade Needs And Retiring Numbers

By Colin Likas
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Oct 11, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; A general shot of the Stanley Cup banners prior to a game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the New York Islanders at the United Center. Chicago won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /

This week’s Chicago Blackhawks roundtable takes a look at the still-a-ways-off trade deadline and some past Blackhawks

Welcome back for another of Blackhawk Up’s Chicago Blackhawks roundtable discussions. We’ve got two doozies for questions today, as we usually do. One of the questions will certainly lead to some interesting discussion.

While the Blackhawks have been far from full strength of late, there’s no doubt they’re far from perfect even at full strength. So one of today’s questions takes a look at moves that could eventually be made to improve the Blackhawks for a Stanley Cup Playoffs run.

The other question is certainly more controversial, but it’s an interesting one considering the most recent One More Shift. The Blackhawks’ initiative to bring back former players for one final skate at the United Center saw Steve Larmer get his turn Friday.

The same night, Larmer was reported as saying he didn’t believe his number should be retired, despite many Blackhawks fans feeling opposite. So our second question will focus on that topic.

The official questions:

— What’s a position/area the Blackhawks need to most upgrade by the trade deadline, and why?

— Whose number would you like to see the Blackhawks retire next, and why?

Let’s get on with our Chicago Blackhawks roundtable.