Hawks looking for a Madden type player
The Blackhawks had internal meetings last week in which they drew up their short list of trade targets.
“We’ve identified players that we think would help us,” Bowman told ESPN.com. “I’ve called to let those teams know: ‘This is a player we’re interested in, you may not be interested in moving him now or ever, but …’ they take note of it. Nobody I’ve talked to yet has wanted to talk further about it, they filed it away. So it’s a waiting game.”
The Hawks’ roster doesn’t really have any gaping holes. But Bowman has a type of player in mind he’s inquiring about.
“I’m probably more looking up front, depth maybe at center,” Bowman said. “Not high-end but more a role-playing type center.”
Bowman likes his forward depth in the minors, pointing to the likes of Brandon Pirri, Jimmy Hayes and Jeremy Morin.
“We’ve got young guys knocking at the door,” he said. “But I guess most of our depth is young guys, so if we add a forward, it’ll be a more experienced guy.”
Basically, a John Madden-type center.