Chicago Blackhawks Trade Dave Bolland To Toronto

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Only six days after scoring the Stanley Cup-clinching goal for the Chicago Blackhawks, center Dave Bolland had been traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs for picks 51 and 117 and a 4th round pick in 2014.

The Hawks had traded out of the second and third rounds of the 2013 NHL Draft, sending both of their picks to Winnipeg for defenseman Johnny Oduya at the deadline last year.

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13 Responses to Chicago Blackhawks Trade Dave Bolland To Toronto

  1. BigSmokeJ says:

    Thanks Bolly you are a class act. You will always have a spot on the Hawk team.

    Not a bad haul, more then I thought.

  2. Pete says:

    Bowman had to do it because of the salary cap. This should mean the Hawks re-sign Bickell and Leddy. Also, the second round pick in a deep draft could turn into something good. Looks like a good move in the big picture.

  3. Tim G says:

    Good deal. Lets see what we do with pick 51.

    Bolly will be missed!

  4. RyanDale says:

    We all knew it was coming…Seems to be a good return for him. Hate to see him go, but his season was well below par. I think Hawk fans will always love him though. Was there an injury for him that we weren’t aware of during the p’offs?

  5. Pete says:

    Ryan, I read somewhere a groin pull.

  6. BigSmokej says:

    Frolik traded to the Jets

  7. Pete says:

    Not sure about this one. I liked Frolik working with Kruger. His salary wasn’t too high 2.3m, and I thought he had upside from here. But at this point we have to give Bowman the benefit of all doubts.

  8. BigSmokej says:

    they didn’t say what for.

  9. MudTurtle says:

    The Jets sent the 74th and 134th picks in 2013 in return for Frolik. Both will be missed but it was done in order to keep Bickell at $4 mil for 4 years.

  10. Sr. Brad says:

    Again, this deal has more to do about creating space for the Rockford kids as it does for money and CAP space…certainly Bolland’s deal has a lot to do about the money, but we already have Dave Bolland on the roster twice with Shaw and Kruger…plus at the worst, McNeil and Danault are these players as well…Garret Ross is another Bolland type player, and today’s first round pick, Hartman, is very much Bolly.

    It is sad to see Bolly go…he came in a few picks before Bickell and has helped us to 2 SCs…we all love Bolly…but his level of play dropped this year, his injuries are getting worse, and that back is going every season…plus his faceoff % keeps getting worse. He found a GREAT new home in Toronto where he is loved, and he will do well there. Yes, Bowman did a great job getting 3 picks for Bolland, including TO’s 2nd rounder this year, but this creates space for Pirri, Smith, Morin and Hayes…all 4 guys are great players and are going to improve us.

    Thank you so much Dave Bolland…a GREAT Chicago Blackhawk!

  11. Andrew Raven says:

    A lot of good things have already been said by fellow Hawks fans. All I can say is we will truly miss him, but it was the right decision by the organization. With the emergence of Kruger and Shaw, Bolly became expendable. He is just not a 2nd line centerman, and will never be. Kruger and Shaw are much younger and great alternatives to Bolland. The reason why the Hawks traded him is his inability to stay healthy, and not his cap hit.
    That being said, Bolly is a unique player with a great skill set who is at his best in April, May and June. The bigger the game, the more he dominates. Yzerman should consider selecting Bolland for the Olympic games in Russia. He had great years in Chicago (except most of this year), but now it is time for him to move on. All the best to you, Bolly. Would have been nice though if the Hawks had traded him to Winnipeg where he could have been reunited with Ladder.
    A couple of memorable accomplishments from Bolland: he single-handedly destroyed the Sedins and Big Joe in 2010, returned for game 4 in 2011 vs the nuckleheads and pushed them to the brink of elimination. He scored some fantastic goals and had one very productive year in 08-09 on a line with Havlat and Ladd.

    Our 3rd line is pivotal to future success. Now that Bolly is gone, Shaw has to continue to shine like he did this year.

    THANK YOU DAVID BOLLAND, you’re such a classy guy!

  12. ZebraGreg says:

    Bolly, thanks for all the memories. You’ll always be a Blackhawk to me…God Speed!

  13. DEB ELLIOTT says:

    Thank you Dave Bolland. You are a class act & all Hawks nation will miss you as well asthe Sundins hee hee. I wish you all the best & want you to know the next cup picture I buy has you in it.

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