The Chicago Blackhawks made a trade today with the trade deadline approaching, and this was not a blockbuster deal with them picking up Tomas Jurco from the Detroit Red Wings.
When you think of most of Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman’s trades around the trade deadline, today’s deal between the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings fits the bill.
The Chicago Blackhawks give up practically nothing in a 3rd round pick, and in return they get a forward with size in Tomas Jurco who hasn’t been too good a fit with the Red Wings.
Jurco has played in 159 NHL games so far, and the 24 year old hasn’t burned up the scoresheet in his time in Motown. He has 15 career goals and 24 assists in those 159 appearances. The Chicago Blackhawks GM likes taking these kind of chances with players that haven’t produced in the past like their potential dictates.
There are two examples of the good and bad of these kind of deals by Stan Bowman. The first example is another trade deadline deal, this one was for David Rundblad. Rundblad did hoist a Stanley Cup after the 2015 Championship, but the former high first round draft pick just couldn’t play defense and could be a disaster waiting to happen with the puck in his own end so after a short stay Joel Quenneville couldn’t handle him anymore.
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Of course, for me the only disappointing part of this trade is the fact that the Hawks have sent Vinnie Hinostroza back down to Rockford while letting Jurco hold down a spot up here in Chicago.
I really like Hinostroza’s speed game and the energy he gives the kids line which one would assume will be occupied by Jurco come Sunday night.
Stan Bowman says there are no more trades on the horizon so we shall see.
So what do you think of Stan Bowman’s trade?