Blackhawks: Five Trade Candidates If The Losing Streak Continues

By Jimmy Lynch
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Philipp Kurashev #23, Chicago Blackhawks
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Philipp Kurashev

Philipp Kurashev was not a name I intended to put on this list, but if the group is going to try and continue retooling during a struggling season he would be a good trade candidate. Kurashev would probably get a second-round pick back in return for the young forward who has struggled outside of the gate.

There is barely anyone on this roster who is untouchable, especially if the team continues to lose games as bad as they have been. Trading anyone outside of Dach, DeBrincat, and Jones at this point won’t be negative if the return is fair.

Kurashev has struggled out of the gate this season. He has the worst Corsi numbers on the team, and that was on a line with Toews for the first few games. Obviously, it is nearly impossible to have good numbers when your team is struggling as much as the Hawks have been. But at the same time, they need more from the young forward.

If the Hawks continue to struggle, and Kurashev doesn’t get things figured out then maybe some time in Rockford or a trade for a solid return is the best move for the team.