Category Archives: Chicago Black Hawks

Will the Hawks more Keith?

Countdown to TradeCentre: Will the ‘Hawks ask Keith to waive his no-movement clause?

The Blackhawks’ current situation leans towards being a seller at the trade deadline and veteran defenceman Duncan Keith could be a player contending teams would be interested in.

https://www.tsn.ca/countdown-to-tradecentre-will-the-hawks-ask-keith-to-waive-his-no-movement-clause-1.1251087

Brandon Manning ‘open’ to trade out of Chicago

Usually as the trade deadline approaches in the NHL, 28-year old defensemen with a history of success aren’t readily available. Ones that pack a physical punch and are signed to a reasonably low cap hit are usually even more rare, and can generate bidding wars that can get out of hand. Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brandon Manning checks all those boxes, but his struggles this season have made him unwanted on the market and by his current team. There have been reports for weeks that the Blackhawks were looking to move one or both of Manning and Jan Rutta, and Monday Mark Lazerus of The Athletic (subscription required) checked in with the former to see how he feels about the situation.

Hawks looking at Nyquist and Tatar?

Blackhawks and Avalanche news

The Blackhawks have an itchy trigger finger. They are looking for someone to play with Jonathan Toews, especially as Marian Hossa battles injury.

Colorado has told teams not to bother asking about Nathan MacKinnon or 2015 first-rounder Mikko Rantanen. After that, it sounds like the organization is determined not to make a panic move just to mollify everyone. The Avalanche know $17 million comes off the books after the season and they will have flexibility. Right now, cap room is as valuable as diamond ore. The price on Matt Duchene in particular would be pretty high.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/30-thoughts-manage-bad-luck/

Chicago considering Jarome Iginla

Could someone offer-sheet Artemi Panarin?

Ehrhoff might be this year’s Michal Handzus

Blackhawks interested in Hamhuis, Vrbata

What are the chances the Blackhawks can make a deal with the Canucks for Dan Hamhuis and Radim Vrbata?

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/video/insider-trading-blackhawks-interested-in-hamhuis-vrbata~816527

Are the Hawks looking at Tomas Fleischmann?

ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun speculated last week that Montreal could be looking to deal a handful of veteran players, including left wing Tomas Fleischmann.

Fleischmann isn’t the hottest name on the trade block, but he could be a fit in Chicago. The 31-year-old inked a one-year deal with the Canadiens in September and has put up decent numbers this season, scoring 19 points in 55 games. Plus, at $750,000, he’s cap friendly.

Kuzma: Hansen, with 19 goals, on trade radar

Hansen has earned some attention.

He would suit a number of Stanley Cup contenders, who usually shop the rental aisle at the trade deadline instead of searching for better long-term and affordable fits. Spit-balling doesn’t cost a nickel, so here’s one scenario for the Chicago Blackhawks to at least consider. They are linked to every available winger but would have to probably part with a first-round pick and/or a prized prospect to land the likes of an Andrew Ladd. And then, of course, they lose him lucrative free agency on July 1.

Will the Hawks go after Loui Eriksson?

Loui Eriksson would be the perfect fit. A smart, two-way vet who can play in all situations, he comes with a workable cap hit ($4.25 million) and an expiring contract. The Bruins are looking for a young, NHL-ready defenseman in return, something Chicago can’t provide, but the Hawks have other assets, including this year’s first-round pick/prospect forward Marko Dano, who might get the ball rolling.

Would the Hawks look at trading Teravainen

When the Hawks arrive in New York for Wednesday’s game against the Rangers, they could be asked about a report speculating about a Shaw trade. They might even hear rumors about a certain Finnish forward, whose biggest move should be to the top line.

For anyone to overreact to a tough stretch for Teravainen would be rash. For the Hawks to consider trading Teravainen for a more proven veteran would be reckless — and eventually regrettable.

“I try not to think about that at all,” Teravainen said. “I just try to think about us winning the Cup again this year.”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-teuvo-teravainen-trade-deadline-haugh-spt-0216-20160215-column.html