3 Roster Moves the Chicago Blackhawks Should Make After Demoting Lukas Reichel

Another player deserves to be demoted while two trades should take place.

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
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Trade Tyler Johnson before the NHL Trade Deadline.

It is going to be a quiet trade deadline for the Chicago Blackhawks compared to last year. In 2023, general manager Kyle Davidson would have traded Tommyhawk if he would have netted a draft pick.

All the trades before the deadline last year were the final part of the roster teardown. Now that Nick Foligno, Jason Dickinson, and Petr Mrazek have been extended, the Blackhawks do not have a lot of trade assets before this year’s deadline.

Tyler Johnson is probably the only pay worth something on the open market as a contender might be interested in adding his playoff experience.

This month began with some speculation that the New York Rangers might be interested in acquiring the veteran center with two Stanley Cup rings.

If he can fetch a third- or fourth-round pick or a prospect with a chance to make the NHL, then he should be moved. It beats losing him for nothing.