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Chicago Blackhawks: 6 Players Who Could Be on Trade Block

By Jimmy Lynch
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 07: Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler (23) and Chicago Blackhawks center David Kampf (64) battle for a puck in the 3rd period during an NHL hockey game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Chicago Blackhawks on November 07, 2019, at the United Center in Chicago, IL. The Blackhawks won 5-2. (Photo By Daniel Bartel/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 07: Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler (23) and Chicago Blackhawks center David Kampf (64) battle for a puck in the 3rd period during an NHL hockey game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Chicago Blackhawks on November 07, 2019, at the United Center in Chicago, IL. The Blackhawks won 5-2. (Photo By Daniel Bartel/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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CHICAGO, IL – NOVEMBER 10: Morgan Rielly #44 of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Brandon Saad #20 of the Chicago Blackhawks chase the puck in the third period at the United Center on November 10, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL – NOVEMBER 10: Morgan Rielly #44 of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Brandon Saad #20 of the Chicago Blackhawks chase the puck in the third period at the United Center on November 10, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images) /

Brandon Saad

Being one of the best players on a bad team does not really say much, but Brandon Saad is proving otherwise. Saad has been amazing for the Blackhawks. He is currently fourth on the team in points with 8, but what he brings to the table is more than just points.

Brandon Saad has been the best all-around player for the Chicago Blackhawks through the first month of hockey. He seemed to be hibernating last season, but he has turned it back on in 2019-20.

On any given shift, Saad can be seen being the best forechecker and power forward on the ice. His impact is in both the defensive and offensive zone. He can drive to the net and use a burst of speed better than anyone in the league, and with that, he is a valuable asset to any team.

Brandon Saad is a two-time Stanley Cup Champion with a lot of experience in the winning department. If Chicago is truly going to miss out on the playoffs again, the best MOVABLE asset would be Brandon Saad. Chicago should be able to bring in a talented prospect and a draft pick for Brandon Saad. However, the team would struggle in his absence.

Saad has been the work horse of the Blackhawks all year. We are only two weeks removed from fans being outraged that Saad was not on the top line. Maybe with his new spot in the top-6, the Blackhawks can shop Saad around the league. Any team in contention for the playoffs would be lucky to add a player that can pull off moves like this every night.

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