Blackhawks, Bruins Make A Minor Trade

The Blackhawkshave acquired forward Maxim Sauve from Boston in exchange for forward Rob Flick.

Suave was the Bruins’ second round pick (47th overall) in the 2008 NHL Draft. He has scored 44 goals in 158 career games with Providence, Boston’s AHL affiliate. He’s listed at 602 and 185 pounds, and turned 23 at the end of January.

Flick, who turned 22 last week, had three goals, two assists and 97 penalty minutes for Rockford this year.

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16 Responses to Blackhawks, Bruins Make A Minor Trade

  1. Cord says:

    Does that put us at 50?

  2. Tim G says:

    I dont think so… i think Flick signed an entry contract this summer… so he would have been a part of the 49.

  3. BigSmokeJ says:

    Are any of the non signed prospects ready to help come the playoffs? Maybe he’s clearing spots for that.

  4. BigSmokej says:

    man Pittsburgh isn’t messing around they just picked up jussi jokinen from Carolina.

  5. SouthSideHawkMan says:

    many of the western conf contenders got better, Minny, Van and CBJ, and the Hawks did nothing. It would have been nice to see the Hawks go out and improve the team.

  6. BigSmokeJ says:

    SSHM don’t you know when Hossa and Sharp come back it will be like picking up 2 players in a trade.

    If this turns out bad for the Hawks, SB should be let go. That’s just my opinion I know others have a different one and that is fine, I respect those opinions. But you have a small window to win championship and I feel SB just threw one away.

    I hope he proves me wrong, I really do. But I fear the worse.

  7. SouthSideHawkMan says:

    BigSmokeJ, I somewhat agree with you, but I’m not ready to pull the SB plug yet but if this team doesn’t make it out of the 1st round a shake up is needed. Im not saying that shakeup is firing Bowman, but maybe its a new goalie, or moving a core player, something. This team is a cup contender, but that’s exactly why you make the necessary moves to put the team over the hump. You don’t mortgage the future. but like Kenny Williams says, “you can only win this years championship”

  8. ozzzie19 says:

    BigSmokeJ what trades that occurred that you wish the Hawks were on the receiving end of?

    O’Byrne for a 4th? Not bad value, but D-depth isn’t really a need for this team.
    Jagr got moved for peanuts and a 2nd but we didn’t have a 2nd to give (nor would we want to make it conditional to give up a first) and I’m not sold on him fitting in with the Hawks or filling their needs. Ditto for Roy on both fronts…doesn’t provide any size up front (ie not big enough to center Kane), not an improvement in the dot and we don’t have a 2nd to give.
    Clowe was worth a butt ton of picks? Nope.
    Erat just got traded for a Saad-esque prospect…nope.
    Iginla demanded only Pitt, can’t do anything about that.
    Gaborik? Ha.
    Pominville? That was a kings ransom.

    Most of everyone else was a fringe forward (or a depth D) and frankly, we got the forward who fit our needs the best in Handzus.

    Face it, with the cap diving next year, we couldn’t afford to take on a contract past this season and no one was moved who I would have wished the Hawks would have grabbed.

  9. BigSmokej says:

    SSHM Im not saying they should have dumped every top pick but they all won’t play for this team. An the idea is not to screw the other team you have to give to get. The issue is at some point this window will close it does for all teams so you need to go for it when you have that chance. maybe I’m crazy but I believe this will come back to bite SB and this organization. Just one person’s opinion

  10. JS says:

    Who did you want that was traded this year, BSJ? Who did Anaheim add to get better? A depth center. Sound familiar?

    The Hawks window is not even close to closing and the reason for that is Stan Bowman doing his job as a GM. They have a lot of talent on good contracts for a few more years, and they are stocking up the young talent to take over when those contracts expire. This is how you build a team that is consistently competitive for Championships.

  11. BigSmokej says:

    I didn’t say any of the guys that were traded today the hawks should have gone for, but they should have addressed the 2C. Who was available I. don’t know but SB did. And all these prospects aren’t going to make it to the nhl, that’s a fact. so banking any all of them to help when needed is dum and the window always closes faster then anyone expects. if you believe your scouts can find talent you’re not afraid to trade talent.
    I hope they prove me wrong.

  12. MudTurtle says:

    Just the name Maxim Suave makes this a good trade.

  13. MudTurtle says:

    Sauve, as in Bob

  14. JS says:

    It takes two sides to make a deal. The Hawks needed to find a 2C with an expiring contract on a team looking to sell. Pretty obvious not many teams were selling. Would you be willing to give up Saad for a 2C? You have no idea what was offered/what the talent was. It’s easy to say that they need to fix something without actually thinking about how they go about fixing it.

    The Hawks (last I checked) were second in the league in scoring, and second in the league in goals against. What is most impressive to me is how they have maintained their scoring with two of the best players in the world watching from the box.

    Think of what the Rangers gave up for Nash. You probably thought that was going to make them so much better this year, right? They probably won’t make the playoffs.

  15. ozzzie19 says:

    Priceless response BSJ.

    –”Grab the pitchforks, the GM didn’t make big moves!”
    –”What moves should he have made?”
    “Uhhh I don’t know. He should make moves to make moves. We need moves!!! Moves I tell you! He should have traded prospects!”
    –”Which players could have been had for which prospects?”
    –”How am I supposed to know that?”

  16. Mike says:

    SB must know he is going to lose a few players this summer. Chose to keep the prospects as replacements. Maybe a few trades this summer. We all want to upgrade 2C. But like JS says, at or near the top in many stats. It is not hard to see why SB stood still.

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