No. 6: Trade-Deadline Acquisitions Do Next To Nothing
This was really disappointing for two reasons. We’ll get to the other one in the next entry on this list, but first we’ll just start with the actual performances of this year’s trade-deadline acquisitions.
Andrew Ladd was the big gun, brought over from Winnipeg. Ladd never really clicked despite playing alongside Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa for much of this run, tallying 12 points in 19 regular-season games and two in the seven-game first-round series against St. Louis.
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Neither guy did a whole lot of succeeding in the Indian Head. Fleischmann started with a nice connection with Teuvo Teravainen, but eventually wound up with just five points in 19 regular-season games and none in four postseason tilts. Weise didn’t fare better with two points across 19 total contests.
Oh, and there was also the addition of defenseman Christian Ehrhoff, but Q refused to play him essentially ever.
General manager Stan Bowman usually hits on at least one of his trade-deadline acquisitions, but 2016 did not see that. Unless, of course you count adding Richard Panik in early January. I don’t count that.