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Blackhawks: Trading for Tyler Seguin

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Tyler Seguin is an interesting subject. He’s a very solid player, and can definitely be a huge part of a team’s success, but might be slightly overpaid. Until the conclusion of the 2026-27 season, Seguin has a $9.85M Cap hit with the Dallas Stars with a full No Movement Clause, meaning he’d have to waive that if the Stars wanted to move him anywhere. As I said, bringing him in would be interesting because then the Hawks would have two brutal contracts in Seguin and Jones. But, if they can bring a third team in to retain even more salary, I like the idea of bringing him in with a draft pick on a cheap contract. 

The Brampton, Ontario native is coming off of a 24 goal and 25 assist season through 81 games played with the Stars. He was involved in the infamous Bruins-Stars trade that saw him go to Dallas with Rich Peverley and Ryan Button in exchange for Loui Eriksson, Joseph Morrow, Reilly Smith and Matt Fraser. Seguin was selected 2nd overall and was traded after only 3 full seasons with the Bruins, and one in the Swiss National League for the lockout season where he put up 40 points in 29 games. 

Bringing in Seguin will likely not happen. But if it does, the Hawks would likely be bringing in a 2nd Round Pick with him. So adding draft capital while having a top six guy that can score goals and be a leader for years to come, that’s someone I’d want as a Hawks fan. I can’t see the Hawks going after a bigger named player like Seguin for a few years down the road, but it’s always fun to talk about hypotheticals. Seguin would be on the first line immediately, likely beside Kane and Reichel. 

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