Blackhawks: Grading The First Trade Of The Offseason

Brandon Pirri #37, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Brandon Pirri #37, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

The Chicago Blackhawks traded Dylan Sikura for Brandon Pirri today. It was their first trade of the offseason. So, what should we rate this trade?

The Chicago Blackhawks made an interesting move today that caught fans off guard when they traded Dylan Sikura to Vegas for Brandon Pirri. This is another Blackhawks trade where they get an old player from the team years ago, which hasn’t worked in the past at all.

Being optimistic about the trade is one thing, being blinded by the fact that Pirri played just 16-games last year and thinking he will be in the NHL for long next year is another.

This is a trade that doesn’t make much sense. They’re adding a little bit of money to the salary cap and they’re adding age. The sense isn’t there, but it never is with a Stan Bowman trade.

Neither player is going to be a game-changer, so it’s not like Chicago is losing a key piece to their offensive game. It’s just a move that didn’t need to happen. Maybe a change of scenery for both players will do them well.

Grading The Trade

I am grading this trade a C-. It isn’t the worst trade we’ll ever see. It doesn’t help or hurt the team, so it doesn’t go any higher. It could go lower, but you have to be somewhat optimistic.

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We’ll have more of an idea of what they plan on doing with Pirri in the months following. Let’s just say, for now, it makes no sense.