Trade – 4/5th round pick Receive – Trevor Van Riemsdyk
I don’t see the Blackhawks doing any buying whatsoever at the deadline. Not only do the Blackhawks not have the assets to be true buyers, but they aren’t in a position to contend.
However, I could see them going for a guy like Trevor Van Riemsdyk who has only played a little over 30 games this year. Van Riemsdyk would add some more depth to the backend and could be a nice third pair guy. He would also be a nice piece to rotate in with Nick Seeler who had a nice debut in Winnipeg.
What I like about Van Riemsdyk is that you kind of know what you are getting. He’s a familiar face in the locker room who does the little things well such as blocking shots and chipping the puck off the glass. Given, the Seeler acquisition of this trade may not be as probable as it was a week ago.
Although, given the injuries on the blue line this season, I would not completely rule out this trade if the Blackhawks were in a position to make this deal. Ultimately, whether the Blackhawks make a trade or not, we would like to see them in a position in which Bowman would consider making one.