Hawks and Caps on the verge of a deal?


The Chicago Sun Times is reporting that the Black Hawks have been trying to land Nylander since the beginning of the season. It is now speculated that the two teams may finally be on the brink of making the trade become a reality.

The rumor is that the Hawks would send Dustin Byfuglien to the Caps in exchange for Nylander. Of interest is that Dustin Byfuglien was scratched for the last game due to an apparent injury. We all know that at times these apparent injuries are a just a ploy to ensure that the player does not get hurt and jeopardize any possible deals.

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6 Responses to Hawks and Caps on the verge of a deal?

  1. Kramer says:

    The world's first invisible puck is coming out in 2010.

  2. Rickler says:

    Chicago will need to clear some salary before this is a done deal.
    TSN's Bob McKenzie had an article about this trade a few days ago.

  3. KingCanada says:

    Both teams are pressed against the cap so in order to make up the 2 million difference (nylander/byfuglien) a third party would have to be involved.  Here is my suggestion..

    To Chicago: Jason Spezza, 2nd round pick

    To Ottawa: Nik Khabibulin, 1st round pick, David Bolland, Cam Barker

    And then..

    To Chicago: Micheal Nylander

    To Washington: Dustin Byfuglien, 2nd round pick

    Move number one makes 3 million roughly in space and also upgrades the offence and gets rid of one of their expensive goaltenders.  This move also helps Ottawa with its goaltending woes and also gives them some youth with a puck moving defencemen and a possible replacement for Spezza in Bolland (obviously not as talented).  With 3 million in cap space made there is room to trade for Byfuglien.

  4. Kramer says:

    Wow wee….real pictures with each article. What a great concept!  Now we can  visualize the hockey topic.  Why read the novel when you can just rent the movie on DVD?

  5. papichulo71 says:

    I don't think Chicago is going to want two centers.  Plus Nylander will nix the deal if he's only going to be a 3rd line center behind Spezza and Toews.

  6. KingCanada says:

    Ya i guess I never looked at it that way.  Maybe they can move Nylander to the wing, hes getting older anyways might want a lighter workload.

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