Hawks willing to deal first overall pick?

The Chicago Tribune is speculating that the Black Hawks may be willing to deal their first overall pick in this years entry draft. According to the article the Hawks will entertain offers as they have already decided who they will take with their first pick and are looking to see if they can get something else and still get the player that they want.

Some of the teams that may be looking to trade up for the pick include the Flyers and the Coyotes. HTR also speculates that the Canucks may be willing to put together a package deal that may include prize goalie prospect Cory Schneider and other players in order to land the first overall pick.

Other tid bits of the article that are of interest. The hawks will not bring back Bondra, Arkhipov or Michael Holmqvist and they are cutting loose prospect Nikita Alexeev.

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28 Responses to Hawks willing to deal first overall pick?

  1. tucksfan says:

    bryan mccabe or pavel kubina and 2nd round pick for chicago 1st pick

  2. habswinthecup-again says:

    You would have to give your 1st round pick with maybe McCabe, the 2nd rounder is not near good enough.

  3. ranger_fan says:

    thats funny

  4. ranger_fan says:

    I'd trade Prucha and the Rangers first round pick. NY has plenty of NHL ready players who can be called up to play the third and fourth lines – but no roster room. So players like Nigel Dawes could be included too as Chicago wants young NHL ready players.
    Here is my [Leaf fan like] proposal:
    TO CHI: Prucha, Malik, Dawes NYR 1st
    TO NYR: Seabrook, CHI 1st

    More realistic is to take out Seabrook and Malik. Then if Slats is really shrewd he would send Montoya for the 3rd overall pick (perhaps a little bit more but not much at all as Al is NHL ready and seems to be the real deal) and NY would have 1st and 3rd – perhaps picking up Kane and Turris.

    As far as speculating Schneider – I don't think Chicago covets him. Their AHL co-MVP was Corey Crawford so I doubt that would make sense.

  5. the_word says:

    The Leafs traded their 2nd pick for Perrault.  McCabe and the Leafs 1st rounder isn't out of the question.  Chicago needs a top four defenseman.

  6. BieksaForMVP says:

    To Chigaco: Cory Schiender, Mattias Ohlund, Brenden Morrison (assuming they want him, because they did earlier in the season)
    To Vancouver: 1st overall pick

    Mo, and Ohlund are still good player's. There not overpaid, but out of all of the player's making a lot of money (excluding Naslund) are probably the least valuable. Like I said there not salary dumps there just making a lot of money and the team needs money (techinqually there salary dumps, but it would be fine if they played for the Nuck's next year. There still good player's).

    Also Dave Tallon must be the worst GM in the NHL. He signed Khabibulin for almost 7 million, and Aucoin fo 4 million in the same summer! Plus he owe's Vancouver a favor for being a bust as the 2nd overall pick in 1970 😉

  7. Neely4Life says:

    I like Montoya and Dawes and their first rounder for Chicago's First overall.  Dont even think u need to throw Prucha  in there.  Id say thats a fairly even trade taking into account that this years drafts is a fairly shallow pool, and the tallent isnt as deep. 

  8. I-BE-LEAF says:

    leafs traded their 2008 2nd round pick for Perrault.  they still have this year's 2nd.

  9. BruMagnus says:

    "prize goalie prospect Cory Schneider "

    PLEASE… if he was a PRIZE he wouldn't be trade bait.

  10. BruMagnus says:

    If I'm Chicago I take it.
    With the soon-to-be-loss of Handzus, they need a relatively priced center. A top notch defensemen will help too, and a "prized" goalie prospect to boot? That's a no brainer, despite eating up some salary. B-Mo is a UFA next season anyway, so no big risk.

    This is a pure win-win case.

  11. mtl_prince says:

    If chicago trades there pick which they most likely wont, they will be trading down in the draft to the 2nd or 3rd or 4th overall pick, not to trade for some decent center, 2nd dman and 4th line agitator. c'mon, get serious

  12. Gagne1286 says:

    Did you just contradict yourself?

  13. neilios says:

    I think thats perfect trading partners the Hawks need all the help they need to get back some fans they wont do it by rebuilding every year,so I think getting Ohlund and Moe will help change things around in Chicago give them a little playoff push and plus get a young goalie who can play in net in the Nhl this year who is suppose to be the next Mike Richter and couple 2nd rounders would be going to Chicago too.So not bad deal at all the Canucks get Cherapnov or Espisito who can probably step into the NHL next season,and then canucks save about 7 million in salary that can go towards Souray and Smyth or kariya.

  14. neilios says:

    Canucks have a guy named Luongo locked up for 3 more years, so I think they can afford to trade Schneider away.

  15. ranger_fan says:

    and Schneider is at least a year or two away

  16. BieksaForMVP says:

    Thank you. Finally someone realize's Ohlund, and Mo are good player's and have some value.

  17. BieksaForMVP says:

    It doesn't really matter what you've done in the AHL. Dany Sabourin won goaltender of the year last season.

  18. habs_punk says:

    Works out perfectly! The Leafs are looking to dump salary, and the Hawks are looking to add salary. I can't imagine why Chicago would turn this offer down…

  19. Penssuck says:

    I tried saying Morrison had value, but everyone jumped down my throat for it.

  20. ranger_fan says:

    Yeah but you can tell some special talents. Price and Montoya are up there while Sabourin and LaBarbara are career AHLers

  21. Glucker says:

    this is a joke right?
    Kubina(McCabe wont go to chicago) + our 1st + a prospect maybe they'll take that

  22. Glucker says:

    if the leafs did get the #1 they'd go for vanRiemsdyk, big guy, tall, and well built, hes the best power forward in the draft

  23. BruMagnus says:

    I've always liked Ohlund. One of the few Canucks I have. He lost his game somewhat after that eye injury though.

    Mo is a decent player, and he only has value for certain teams, like Chicago (who will lose Handzus) for instance. He has 0 value, and I mean that, on a team like the Penguins or Sharks.

  24. BruMagnus says:

    Two things:

    1) Sabourin had little chance to feel comfortable in Vancouver, playing minimal games far and few between and having no development just sitting on the bench.

    2) If the AHL doesn't matter, surely Schneider and college matters even less.


  25. BruMagnus says:

    From what I'm hearing Schneider could compete for Luongo's starting role…. wouldn't it better to be in Minnesota/Anaheim/San Jose's situation with 2 great goalies? A tandem or trade bait with high return?

  26. BruMagnus says:

    I've been told that none of the draft picks will be NHL ready next year.
    This year, I believe, only Staal and Kessel stepped into the big role. Kessel slumped, but he had testi cancer so we'll give him a break, and Staal… well, very few people would have predicted an 18 year old rookie to do what he did. I sure didn't. I thought he was a lock to go back to the Petes.

  27. flamingsenator says:

    nah…like marty….luongo wants to play as many games as possible….he wouldnt like the fact that he has to share time…….HOw many games did he play this season?…like 78?

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