The Chicago Blackhawks’ unique situation could turn into some awkward trade deadline deals. Let’s look at a few players the team could deal at the deadline.
The Chicago Blackhawks really are not in a win-now mode. The team’s progression and great play was not expected, and now Stan Bowman might be in an awkward position trying to figure out whether or not to buy or sell or just turn off his cell phone.
We are going to have plenty of time to debate whether or not a deal makes sense for the ‘Hawks, so instead, today I just want to highlight a few guys the team could potentially deal at the deadline.
If the Blackhawks want to get out of the first round of the playoffs, they are going to have to add some more depth and talent to their lineup. Most likely, Chicago will be facing off against the Tampa Bay Lightning should they push into the fourth seed come later April. A series against Tampa Bay is not going to be easy for Chicago.
So far this season, the ‘Hawks are 1-3-1 against Tampa Bay. While anything can happen in a best of seven series, the defending Stanley Cup Champions would be a tough opponent for Chicago. Adding another defenseman or maybe a talented winger to fill out the top six would not be a horrible plan for Chicago. Here are three players the team could deal in order to bring in a nice asset for the team.