Dylan Strome is under contract with the Blackhawks till the end of next season. At just three million and at the age of 24 years old, the ‘Hawks have an excellent asset on their hands. Strome would be a great addition to a lot of different lineups. Not only would he help a team looking to go on a playoff run this season, but he would also be under contract next year as well.
Strome is currently out with a concussion, but once he gets back, the ‘Hawks should seriously consider dealing him at the deadline. The odds of Strome’s next contract coming from the Blackhawks is not that high, considering some of the other players the team needs to worry about within the next few seasons. Now would be the best time to deal the former third overall pick.
Realistically, Stan Bowman should be able to get a solid return on Dylan Strome. While his numbers are not great, he can be a 50 point player in the NHL with the right players around him. Trading Strome to a Stanley Cup contender for a young defenseman and some draft picks would be ideal for the team.
Considering Chicago has been playing fine without Strome and could have Kirby Dach back in the lineup at some point in the near future, losing Strome for draft picks and a young defenseman would not hurt the success this team is having this year.