Alex Debrincat finished second in Blackhawks scoring this season, and will likely be a huge part of the team's rebuild. With that being said, in the unlikely scenario he’s traded, I’m going to go over 2 potential mock trades to teams that would want, or need a young goal scorer.
Debrincat x Mcdavid
Oilers Receive: Alex Debrincat
Blackhawks Receive: Tyson Barrie, Warren Foegele, Carter Savoie, 1st Round Pick
The Oilers decide to bring back the Erie teammates in Mcdavid and Debrincat. Together, those two would likely be the most unstoppable linemates the NHL has seen in recent history. Combine this with the likes of Leon Draisaitl, Kailer Yamamoto, Evander Kane and more elite level talent that the Oilers have begun to surround themselves with, and you’ve got one of the scariest offensive teams in the league.
The Blackhawks bring in Tyson Barrie, who is a solid player for PP2. Warren Foegele, who would immediately step into a middle 6 role with the team. He’s played it quite well in Edmonton, so the likelihood of him continuing his success in Chicago is high. Finally, the additions of Carter Savoie and a first round pick. Savoie has been a standout at the NCAA level and would very likely become the Blackhawks top prospect, as well as an elite offensive forward in Rockford before attempting to crack the NHL roster.
Blues make a Splash
Blues Receive: Alex Debrincat
Blackhawks Receive: Pavel Buchnevich, Logan Brown, Nathan Walker, First Round Pick
The Blues are very close to becoming a Stanley Cup contender again. This move only bolsters their already dangerous forward group and if they can make the move at this price, they should. Debrincat being acquired may be enough to convince Tarasenko to stay around for a bit longer and contend with the Blues but if it isn’t, he’s going to be the perfect replacement.
The Blackhawks get Buchnevich who is a certified star in the NHL, with a solid 200 foot game and a natural scoring touch. They also receive Logan Brown and Nathan Walker, both of whom can become depth pieces in the NHL. They’ve both been fighting for spots in the big leagues for years, and they would bring internal competition for the bottom 6.