The Chicago Blackhawks have a number of players under contract for next season.
The Blackhawks are an interesting team. They are good, but they are not that great as well. Honestly, no one is safe from a trade, not even the new-look core group of players. So today I want to highlight why the team could trade any player on the roster.
I am only looking at players that have contracts in 2021-22 and are expected to play. I already talked about why the team should trade the Seabrook contract, so we will not be diving into that again today.
The Blackhawks have a lot of players signed for next season, but I still think I can make a pretty good argument for everybody. Okay, let’s dive in!
Patrick Kane is a one-of-a-kind generational talent. He is someone who any team would be lucky to have. Should Kane look at the organization and think that they are not ready to win in the next couple of seasons, then he could ask for a trade anywhere he wants to go.
With a no-movement clause, Kane has a lot of power in where he could potentially end up, and the only way this team ever moves Kane is if he asks, not the other way around.
Alex DeBrincat is coming off his best offensive season ever, and he once put up 41 goals. If this team thinks that DeBrincat really just had a lucky season or they do not think they will be willing to pay his next contract that is going to be a lot of money, then now is the time to trade DeBrincat and net some prospects and picks in return.