Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Carolina In My Mind

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 19: Marcus Kruger
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 19: Marcus Kruger /

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! Hope you had a great 4th of July and for some welcome to the first day of your work week. 

If you work in retail like me, It’s my first day off of the week so it’s heads or tails who wins or who loses I guess.

Anyways, in case you missed during the last few nights of fireworks, Marcus Kruger was traded to the Vegas Golden Knights for future considerations the other day ( a deal that was rumored for weeks)

Then, the Knights flipped him to the Carolina Hurricanes for a 5th round draft pick next year.  So, the Knights flipped both Trevor van Riemsdyk and Kruger to the Hurricanes for a 2nd and 5th round picks while the Chicago Blackhawks only have future considerations for the two now former Blackhawks.

This is why General Managers get so much grief in the salary cap era.  Even as great as GM that most people think Stan Bowman is, he has still overpaid some of his worker bees too much like Kruger.  In the end, the cap makes it too much to keep these guys around, and in the end you get nothing in return.

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Now, in Carolina you have half a roster of former Chicago Blackhawks in Teuvo Teravainen, Scott Darling, Klas Dahlbeck, Joakim Nordstrom, TVR, and Marcus Kruger which doesn’t include the recently retired Bryan Bickell. It’s kind of crazy how much the Carolina GM likes having former Blackhawks on his roster.  The thing is except for Teuvo and maybe Darling they are all Blackhawks that were just role players.  There is always this for you too.

Here are some morning links to kick off a short work week! 

What did Lance Bouma have to say about coming to the Chicago Blackhawks (Blackhawks)

Marcus Kruger traded for the 2nd time in 3 days (Tribune)

A look around the Central Division, and what is Dallas doing? (Committed Indians)

Here you go, all the former Chicago Blackhawks that are Hurricanes now (CSN)

With the Patrick Marleau signing, the Toronto Maple Leafs have jumped into must win now mode (Toronto Sun)

Here are some final thoughts on what the Winnipeg Jets did in free agency (Arctic Ice)

What have been the biggest wins and losses in free agency for the Stars so far from a Stars fan prospective (Blackout Dallas)

Don’t worry Blues fans Colton Parayko isn’t going anywhere (St. Louis Post Dispatch)

Next: Blackhawks Are Still Cup Contenders

A strange signing, The Colorado Avalanche signed Nail Yakupov to a contract on Tuesday (Puck Prose)

Lastly a tribute to all the former Blackhawks in Raleigh now!