After they sign Toews, Kane… and still have Hossa and Campbell on contract… the Hawks are going to have to start trading guys they'd prefer to keep. Keeping Campbell means not keeping a few other guys.]]>
2nd RD draft pick
Chicago gets a solid veteran centre to fill in while Bolland recovers from injury, and when he does return, Weight can play the wing to offset the offense lost in giving up Versteeg. Biron is brought in to solidify the goaltending situation, and the draft pick allows them to restock the prospect pool. They have the added benefit of saving about 4.1 million in cap space for next season, while this doesn't mean they will be able to keep all the players they would like, it does allow them a little more flexability, and they can wait until the offseason and use the players to make a legitimate cup run.
The Islanders basically only give up a second round draft pick and acquire a young top six forward, and a young gritty checking line winger. The Islanders are no where near as bad as most people expected they would be so trading a 2nd round draft picks (likely that is about what they would have gotten for Biron in a deal with another team) for players that can play now, can really speed up the rebuilding process.]]>