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Blackhawks: Three Players To Have On The Trade Block This Season

By Jimmy Lynch
Dylan Strome #17, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Dylan Strome #17, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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Dylan Strome #17, Chicago Blackhawks
Dylan Strome #17, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

The Chicago Blackhawks have a lot of different players on their roster, and I want to highlight a few guys that could be on the trade block this season.

There are some players on the Blackhawks that probably might be better off being traded at some point this season depending on how things are going. Now, when we talk about all these players keep in mind it depends on how the season is going.

If the team is in a position to make the playoffs, then maybe trading one or two of these guys might not be the best call as they are giving up some depth that can help them win, but at the same time, something would have to go the other way in a potential trade for a rental piece or something the roster is missing.

Let’s dive in with three players that the Hawks should have on the trade block:

1. Dylan Strome

I think Dylan Strome is the obvious candidate to be traded at some point this season. Strome is in the final year of his deal, and who knows what the future holds for him. Obviously, I think the team was hoping that he would work out with this team, but with the limited roster spots and all the different new additions to the team over the past year, Strome’s stock has fallen with the team.

Strome could go out and have a good year, if that is the case then maybe the two parties decide to stick together for another couple of seasons, but if he struggles early then he is an obvious candidate to be traded.

I think it also depends on whether or not the captain is ready to go from game one. With Jonathan Toews in the lineup, Strome’s role as a center is probably gone and then the team will have to try and move him to wing. If Toews is not in the lineup then they do need another center to help out – even if that did not work out well last season.

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