What Do The ‘Hawks Have To Work With?
Personally, I feel that all three transactions on Monday morning were trade related. Getting Franson off the books gives Stan a substantial amount of money to work with, and giving Jurco playing time showcases him for other NHL teams.
Recently, fellow BlackhawkUp writer Tim Martens did a nice job summing up for us some potential trading chips that the Blackhawks have.
Furthermore, John Jaeckel of the-rink.com summed up the money situation nicely for us this morning:
Add that to the Hossa LTIR money, and these moves alone should give Stan a little over $6,000,000 to work with, aside of the players who may be included in a potential trade.