Analysis

Chicago Blackhawks Tradeable Players On Current Roster

By Joseph Felicelli
Connor Murphy, Chicago Blackhawks Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
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Dylan Strome #17, Chicago Blackhawks
Dylan Strome #17, Chicago Blackhawks Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /

I would categorize this next group as “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” There are teams who could want these players or feel they fill a need for them.

Dylan Strome: A center with playmaking ability is something teams are always going to take into account. Strome has been productive but is clearly out of favor with this coaching staff. I see Strome as one of the likeliest players to be traded, because of the positional value.

Calvin DeHaan: A solid 2-way defenseman will always be in demand. I think it is more likely he goes in the expansion draft, but if not, the ‘Hawks are deep down the left side of the defense, and he could have value to a team needing defensive help

Young Defenders: Nicolas Beaudin, Wyatt Kalynuk, Riley Stillman, Ian Mitchell, and Alec Regula. All 5 of these have some value as developmental defensemen. The ‘Hawks probably cannot afford to let any of them go yet, but they all would at least garner a look from some other teams.

Young Forwards: Mike Hardman, Phillip Kurashev, Brandon Hagel, Mackenzie Entwistle. Pius Suter would also belong in this group, but being 25, he’s not really a young player. Forwards who can skate, score, defend, or make plays are always attractive. Again, the ‘Hawks probably can’t afford to move any of them, unless they need to open a spot for someone else.

Goalies: Kevin Lankinen has played really well in spots, but also showed his lack of experience in others. The ‘Hawks cannot afford to let Lankinen getaway right now, but as the old adage goes, you can’t win without good goaltending. He could garner a look, but probably not much return in a trade.

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