Blackhawks Qualifying Offer Updates

The deadline to extend qualifying offers to restricted free agents was at 4:00 PM CST on Wednesday.

They Blackhawks are one of few teams that do not make these decisions public, so we have to piece it together through various media outlets and sources. Here’s what we’ve been able to gather thus far:

  • Dominik Kubalik – qualified
  • Dylan Strome – qualified
  • Slater Koekkoek – not qualified
  • Drake Cagguila – not qualified
  • Malcolm Subban – not qualified
  • Joni Tuulola – not qualified

38 thoughts on “Blackhawks Qualifying Offer Updates

  1. BOWMAN SUCKS
    October 7, 2020 at 9:26 am
    Someone should start a separate blog called “Bowman Sucks”. We could post everyday about the Kimmo Timmonen trade from years ago along with all the other bad moves.

    There already is its called espn and facebook.

  2. Stephaine, like Ian said a draft ago just want them to get it right and get the right player. 77.

    Same here said WHAT? when first saw then read details and thought hes like a Bolly a key 3rd line player on a quality deep team.

    We need the kind of players that are relentless. Like Danault was claimed at draft and is.

  3. Surprised at Koekkoek, Bowman maybe wanted him to sign for less than $925,000 qo. Would think Cagguila be same.

  4. Mrfenn92 Kahun is good friends with Draisatil, played minor hockey together, imagine he will be good fit with Oilers who need 2ndary scoring.

    So blueline looking like it could be opening day as of now
    Keith Boqvist. Dehaan. Murphy Seabrook and one of Carlsson, Mitchell or Kalynuk, with Seeler in pressbox. Need a goalie first though.

  5. this team is going nowhere once again. hopefully actually have the advantage next summer of a draft pick commensurate with a shitty team that can’t make the playoffs.

    i want to see the kid d-men, if they can compete, get as much playing time as possible right now. i couldn’t care about the youthful mistakes and game losing misplays. if they can compete physically and just make growing pain mistakes i want to see three of boqvist, mitchell, kalynuk, and carlsson on the ice every night. three others from keith, de haan, murphy, and seabrook. if one of the latter four have a problem with that they can sit every game going forward. they are not the future of this franchise. if any of the kids can’t compete and learn then send them to rockford where they can play big minutes. none of the four kids should be playing less than twelve minutes a night when they play and everyone should be playing often. IF THEY CAN COMPETE. this team cannot win and that shouldn’t be the goal.

  6. Ian,I have a feeling that Kalykuk and Mitchell make the team and Boqvist is sent down.Keith-Kalykuk
    Dehaan-Mitchell
    Murphy-Carllson/Koekkoek

  7. From what I’ve read it seems that Kalynuk has probably been assured every opportunity to make the team which probably means breaking camp with the big club and see if he can stick

    I think Boquist and Mitchell are also there and Seabs is your 7th

    Maybe then

    Keith – Boquist
    Kalynuk-Murphy
    DeHaan- Mitchell

    Seabs

    One young puck mover one veteran per pairing

  8. Wrap like that, just don’t believe Seabrook sits regularly, if he is healthy he likely plays. Same for Boqvist, he gets an opportunity to play out of camp, up to him from there either runs with it or he doesn’t cut it. Not going to sit a youngster so Seeler most logical. May change as season goes on, as injuries make opportunities.

  9. For those saying how bad Maatta deal was by losing Kahun, Kahun traded to Buffalo and not qualified, ufa. Pens got Sheary a ufa now and Rodrigues not qualified and ufa. Guess nobody got anything left of it.

  10. @wraparound, you’ve got those pairings perfect..let a vet be on each pairing but have a youngster who can help skate pucks out of the zone..I’m probably in the minority, but I like those pairing a lot..it’s the perfect way to usher in the youth movement on the blue line..I’d also be shocked if Seabrook played more than once or twice a week..healthy or not, I think the Hawks are committed to seeing what the kids have..I can see Seabs sitting a lot..I mean, Keith has been healthy the last two years but he’s not an exceptional dman anymore..I just don’t think there’s much left in the tank for Seabrook..how many shoulder surgeries between him and DeHaan? Five? ugh..bring on the kids..

  11. Tab thanks for all your work today. Not that I’m trying to give you work to do but any chance we get a list of all the unqualified rfa and general free agents? I’m betting due to the decline in revenue due to enormous reasons teams probably dont mind missing out on qualifying offers. May be a good opportunity to fill a need or find a diamond in the rough.

  12. Troy Stecher not qualified by Vancouver. Hawks had chased him when he was coming out of college. He played excellent in the playoffs for the Canucks. Surprising.

    I would love to see the Hawks sign Girgenssons from Buffalo on Friday. The guy is big, physical, plays hard , can chip in 8 to 10 goals a year. Just the type of player the Hawks need against teams like Vegas.

  13. Domi signed for 5.3mil little too rich for my blood. Vegas keeps signing people so moving The Flower a must. They have two 2nd rounders next year. If they sweeten the pot with one of them I might take a little more money that the 50% of 7mil.

    Puljujarvi for a 1.2mil hit would have been good.

    Still my targets would be Hall Toffoli Anthanasiou Fast Vesey. Martin for muscle.

  14. Hall claims he wants to go to a contender. I have a feeling that if you show him the list of Dmen we currently have as described above – he would rather play AGAINST them than WITH them.

    I had hoped to get more of a sure thing for a future goalie, and in about half the time. I understand that the player drafting process is only the beginning. I absolutely hope we are not stuck with the list of Dmen from above for the season to come if we plan to tell people we are trying to compete for a championship. And the Flower in net doesn’t make that list look any better to me.

    I’m good with playing kids on defense – really I am. It’s what we need to do to really determine which piece(s) we can move to help build and which can help us as players going forward. But without a quality goalie, it could be a season from hell to watch. I don’t think we have the personnel at this point to attract a high quality FA goalie on the cheap. Murray was a good option. Doesn’t Fleury have veto rights to a trade? Would Robin Lehner try to sell Fleury on the shitstorm of a defense we present for a goalie? I don’t see Fleury wanting to come here.

    I will now sit back and watch, and hope to be shown things I don’t expect to see. Make me happy Stanley. I don’t dislike the drafted players. However, it doesn’t appear to fit the board’s desire to be competitive while 19 and 88 are the horses. We are still 2 guys short of an NHL top pair defensively, and 4 -5 years and a prayer away from a young goalie we can count upon to be our man in net.

    I hope to see changes by the end of NEXT week, but I feel that the changes are not going to be substantial.

    Smith, Carpenter, de Haan, Kneelander…. We have some pieces to move around. Draft picks for next year (which likely will be better positioned than this year). Find us a young goalie that is ready to play in the NHL.

    Please retire Andrew Shaw. Do it for your health, and the health of the Blackhawks lineup in 2021!!

  15. We do have 3 yrs do get roster correct. Shouldnt be waiting until yr 3 to do it though. It can snowball in right direction when young wave gets rolling and we add 1 good ufa player. Then others will follow.

  16. With Sens acquiring Murray as goalie for long term, wonder if kicking the tires on Filip Gustavsson be worth it. Both goalies need protected in expansion draft next year, so maybe Sens be willing to move him. He was thought to be the future is now no.1 when Anderson was told he wouldn’t be resigned, they wanted experience behind their young defense looks like.

  17. It is bit surprising that the Hawks didn’t qualify KooKoo. He is a serviceable, low cost option in case there are injuries or the kids aren’t ready and have to go back to Rockford for a while. Hopefully they qualify Caggs. Once again, fairly low cost and he brought a lot of grit to the line-up. He has reasonable skills for $1.5 million or so. Delia probably brings as much to the team as Subban, so that isn’t a shock.

  18. Craig Benning said Stretcher situation be worked out in next few days, going to sign for less than his qo would have been is why he didn’t get one.

  19. Ian – maybe the Hawks are gonna try that same move with KK (sign him to less than his QO would have been) or maybe they’re committed to playing the kids and are really cutting KK loose or maybe they see Seabrook as next year’s KooKoo (read 7th D) although obviously a lot more expensive

    I disagree that they will necessarily play Seabrook as an everyday player just because he’s on the roster – the Hawks have to move past that attitude and I think JC will – Seabs would have to prove himself as one of the best 6 options on D to justify playing him

    If he does become the 7th D maybe he agrees to waive his NMC to play somewhere regularly

  20. Wrap i think Sesbrook basically made his nmc a moot point when he said he didn’t know where he’d be playing next year but he will play somewhere. I expect within a year he is moved, a way will be found. No reason to say he can’t be one of the 6 best defensemen until we see otherwise. Possible both Koekkoek and Cagguila come back for less, at only $925,000 hard to imagine Koekkoek or both even would take less without seeing what’s out there first. Stretcher had a higher caphit, so little more give and take there, forget exact number.

  21. Duclair not qualified either. Played well for Ottawa last year, has loads of speed and chipped in 23 goals. Another reunion?

  22. I wasn’t able to devote much attention today to the whirlwind of draft selections and qualifying offers and rumors and other’s opinions as I would have liked to. Consequently the only topic I feel somewhat settled on is Lukas Reichel which is really because I had a good head start on that last night. So I can’t say I like or dislike anything other than Reichel and on that one I’ve come around to like it, a lot.

    I skipped over the last couple threads and just came here to the most recent one. There was some commentary about some of the players who didn’t receive qualifying offers and whether Stan should consider pursuing them. Kahun was one of the players and although I liked him when he was here but I’d rather not bring him back. I might feel differently if we didn’t have Suter coming in but since we do I feel Kahun is a lesser redundancy that isn’t needed.

  23. There’s a guy I like who does very good and in-depth analysis of draft prospects on youtube named Draft Dynasty. This is the one he did on Lukas Reichel where he goes over all aspects of his game. It’s about 20 minutes long but well worth the time if you’re interested in more than watching a few highlight videos. He projected him to be taken mid-first round with a ceiling of a first line player in a few years.

    If you can’t be excited that the Hawks drafted him after watching this – watch it again.

  24. re the talk of Seabrook going somewhere – my gut is that there are only 2 ways he doesn’t finish this contract with the Blackahwks: retirement or the expansion draft. Rocky doesn’t want to see the icons of the franchise (drafted, developed champions) ever play anywhere else. He doesn’t want to have bridges burned the way his father walked away from guys like Savard, Larmer, Roenick, Belfour & Chelios. I understand the emotion in that. The deal Seabrook signed is 100% on Bowman – I will never blame a player for signing a contract offered by a club.

  25. ER, thats the thing would we rather have Kahun and Maata right now or do we like Kubalik and Suter better. Think we did the right thing here.

  26. “We got Kubalik left from the Kahun/Maatta/Kubalik swing.” – just a friendly reminder that the Hawks got Kubalik from LA. He had nothing to do with the Maatta-Kahun trade. It’s also worth pointing out that Kahun wasn’t given a QO by Buffalo.

  27. Tab could be very possible Seabrook gives it a try and can’t do it anymore and ends up finishing his contract on ltir. Don’t see an actual retirement until after his contract expires similar to Hossa. Flyers player retired but was alteady sitting out final year of his deal and not going to collect his salary regardless, so big deal to team but just a formality to him with no money to be lost.

  28. Could Seabrook sit on LTIR for the rest of his career? Yes.

    Would he? I doubt it.

    And given the way the pandemic will impact the cap for the next 3-8 years, I don’t see a market for a team to trade for his cap hit any more.

  29. Tab agree Seabrooks a warrior and by no means will roll over. If what he has given of himself over the years means he can’t play at level he needs too and expects of himself, he has a choice. He likely isn’t going to leave millions on the table because hockey cost him his health, nor should he,

    Actually a high caphit where salary is insured might be in demand for teams trying to cut their payrolls next few years more than ever.

  30. What you guys are saying about Seabsy boy makes sense. To now know what Hoss and Seabs were playing through for yrs. Thats just beyond normal playoff injurys/hurt playing throughs. And still be as good as they were. Incredible those guys.

    Tab,m for Kubalik yea I know he came from the LA trade. I just combine them/trades because people complain about Bowman and Kahun. We needed 6 NHL defensemen we had 4 the two yrs before. And we got Kubalik basically at the same time we traded Kahun. So I always look at it as it was Kahun for Kubalik.

  31. I see Kahun was not QO’d and some here are citing that as evidence that we lost nothing by trading him. This is weak analysis as the data indicates.

    53CF last year, +2 relative to his teams. He played 6 games in Buffalo, so who cares what they think. Kahun buys time and space, offers secondary scoring, and most importantly controls the puck.

    In case anybody forgot, controlling the puck wins hockey games. Not size or toughness or leadership or intangibles or any other dinosaur bullshit cliches. Control the puck = win.

    Unless there is a character issue or something that I don’t see behind closed doors, we are complete fools to not take Kahun back. We were idiots to trade him for Maatta in the first place.

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