Blackhawks Deal Tommy Wingels To Boston

The Blackhawks have traded forward Tommy Wingels to the Boston Bruins for a conditional 5th round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.

The conditions on the pick are: it becomes a 4th round pick if Bruins advance past the first round of this year’s playoffs or if the Bruins re-sign Wingels.

Wingels, who turns 30 on April 12, has 12 points in 57 games this season with the Hawks. He is playing on a one-year deal with a $750k cap hit.

38 thoughts on “Blackhawks Deal Tommy Wingels To Boston

  1. Wingels for a bag of pucks! Bouma back inthe league where he belongs! Hartman- decent trade… NOW can we get Hayden back?! And maybe bring up Highmore, and any big strapping tough-as-nails youngsters! Then the last 20 games give everyone who makes over $2M, limited ice time! Play the kids! Enjoy the LONG summer break AND THEN LET’S GET SERIOUS ABOUT HOCKEY NEXT YEAR!!

  2. Is there anyone who actually thinks Wingels and Hartman were the problems on this year’s team? On a team that needs some grit, SB trades away the two forwards that played with grit. Great, now we are all set!

    Sure, they don’t get anyone excited. They are not core pieces to any team. They are not a big loss. It just seems a ironic that the players shipped out are the ones that actually looked interested in being here.

  3. Bag of pucks? Time will tell. Here are some late rounders who turned out to be more than a bag of pucks:

    Andrew Shaw – 5th round (#139)
    Dustin Byfuglien – 8th round (#245)

  4. Orig8nal Detroit built its last two cups around late picks, Datsyuk and Zetterberg 6th and 7th rounders i think. BLS2 nobody is blaming them it is looking forward to who fits in next year and where. Wingels can be resigned as a free agent possibly or if he signs with Bruins the pick becomes 4th instead of 5th and Hartman just didn’t find a place and the right offer came along.

  5. Bowman said in the summer he signed Bouma & Wingels b/c they needed/lacked that infamous “sandpaper/grit”. Apparently, their joint presence didn’t contribute to a better team; that’s not to say it was their fault — far from it — but they are the type of players the Hawks (Bowman) needs to stay clear from hereinafter and next summer.

    It’s nice that Wingels appears to be good person and a nice quote, but Bowman sold quite high on him, good — and good bye. He did nothing in the playoffs in Ottawa last season, and regressed in San Jose last year prior thereto. There is no reason to re-sign him again this summer. There are enough young forwards on the Hawks (and in the system) that can adequately fill the bottom forwards slots out with better production and potential.

    A cursory count of the Hawks’ present forwards is 10 or 11, including Sharp, Anisimov & Jurco. There is no limit on the # of players on the roster now. So let’s hope we see Hayden & Highmore — at minimum — recalled and see what they can do in 20 games. There are important games versus playoff teams and teams fighting for the playoffs coming up. It will provide a nice, solid sneak preview.

    Lastly, in retrospect, the Hawks’ most significant problem as it turned out was the lack of an NHL caliber back up goalie that could take the reigns over after Crawford was injured. This was a devastating development. The Hawks were hung out to dry once Q played goalie ping-pong w/ Glass & Forsberg. It wasn’t Q’s fault, these were the cards dealt to him. It was a trickle down effect from the goal on out.

  6. I *think* the Wingels deal might have been the last one to clear the league office. Busy day with a lot of significant moving pieces. More on that later this evening…

  7. It will be interesting to see how Q constructs the lineup after the Hartman and Wingels trades – specifically at the center position. With 19, 15, 8, and 64 the Hawks have the 4 lines covered, but both Hartman and Wingels were used to fill in at center periodically so now with both of them gone – who would step into center in a pinch? Hinostroza has played center in the past so maybe him? The two guys talked about possibly getting called up – Hayden and Highmore – have been playing wing this season (as far as I know) although Highmore played center in JRs.

  8. As it appears that the sell-off has concluded, I’m perplexed that 17, 38 & 57 being shipped off is all that went down. If anyone thinks that these subtractions are going to fix what ailed the team, I have some ocean-front property in Louisiana on the Gulf to show you. To a big degree, I concur with BLS2 above.
    Play the kids, bring up more of the IceHogs, and some targeted dealing over the summer must happen for this organIzation to transition positively.
    Surprised some of the more entrenched names and favorites (that I’ve appreciated as much as anyone) didn’t go…

  9. ER…yes, Hayden / Highmore both playing wing exclusively.

    I’m in the first year of being an IceHogs season ticket holder…wondering if both above will be with the Hawks by this weekends tilt against WB-S as that’s my next game…

    …go Hogs & Hawks!

  10. I’d be shocked if Boston doesn’t advance 1 round. A fourth rounder for Wingels is a good return. SB did a good job today. Not great but certainly good.

  11. So now we can put Jurco on the top line and resign him for 5 years at 25Mil with a no move contract. Obviously so much better then Hartman or even Wingels.
    Stan Bowman is a dead weight around the BlackHawks neck (dragging them slowly into the murky bottom of the league)!

  12. To those who are disappointed that Stan didn’t make more moves, the TDL is not the end of the line. There’s the draft and summer coming up. Withhold judgement until we know what next season’s roster will look like.

    I have been critical over the years of SB’s drafting and some of his trades, but for the two moves he made today I give him an A+.

  13. Agree original just setting the table for off season. Hartman deal frees up a couple more million to use in trades or free agency too.

  14. Some people just don’t get it. Theyre letting emotions get in the way of sound decisions.

    Now, i think their is a very real chance Hartman being moved could partially be related to them liking Sikura more. Sikura (bonuses aside) should be cheaper, and under control for 2 years when he signs. He also doesnt take the dumb penalties Hartman did. I like Hartman. Dont get me wrong. But hes not a center. Hes a wing that needs a contract. Another wing crowds Sikura.

    As it stands down the middle for next year. Its 19,15,8,64, Highmore(hasnt played wing exclusively…majority), Ejdsell, kero, luke Johnson.

    If you can dump 15 and Hossa and Seabrook… and not having an overage. You could realistically go after Tavares.

  15. SB did great today – the returns for Hartman especially and Wingels (and earlier Kempney) is as high as you could realistically hope for.

    Today is a rental market mostly – if AA or others with sizeable contracts who aren’t UFA go, it’ll be in and around the draft not now

  16. think one of the Hawks’ two picks in the first round would need to be top 5 for the Hawks to get up to 1 for Dahlin if we’re thinking about a trade-up. I’m not sold they aren’t looking to grab more assets.

  17. Hey Vortex will really miss those two all-stars Hartman will never be a Shaw because he never would stand tall in front of the net and take the beating or have the skill level that Shaw had for deflecting goals into the net. Wingels was a nice 4th liner but very replaceable. All in all its rebuild time so let’s continue.

  18. No way will a team give up that 1st pick unless it’s a total overpay. This is a good draft and there may be another stud on the backend that is attainable.

  19. I don’t know why anyone would be surprised about core members not leaving the team at the trading deadline. This is the time where teams primarily go for rental guys for the playoff run. Teams do not take on big contracts for older players right before they are gearing up to stabilize their lineups for the short haul.

    There is no way guys like Keith, Saad and Seabrook are going to get moved right now. Anisimov might have been in play, but maybe not. And teams are mostly looking for players they can get now with expiring contracts that they can make a decision on after the season. The Blackhawks had that in Hartman, and he’s gone. Bowman doesn’t have too many cards he could have played with at this exact time.

    That being said, Jurco was not favorable to anyone for even a pick. I can see where Wingels certainly was.

  20. To the folks who are apparently not happy that Toews isn’t happy with what went down today:

    I would rather have the Blackhawks’ captain front and center saying he hates that the Blackhawks are selling and doesn’t understand why a guy like Hartman is expendable than him be hiding in the showers while his team unloaded a handful of players. If being out of the playoffs doesn’t piss a captain off he shouldn’t wear the C.

  21. Sounds like this is the unpopular view but I don’t like the Hartman move. Viktor Edjsell was listed as 10th best prospect in preds system at beginning of 2017-18 season (I looked it up today). I wanted tolvanen, #1 prospect so that obviously wasn’t gonna happen but maybe couldve wizhed for dante fabbro #2 in their system for an NHL top 9 (sometimes effective top 6) roster player (when not in Q’s doghouse) from us that was a 1st rounder (albeit late) that scored 20 goals in rookie yr and plays with an edge. Yes players that play with an edge often walk the line of taking bad penalties. I saw enough from Hartman to believe he would figure it all out and develop into a consistent effective player in time. Tough to give up on him at such a young age. He had chemistry and obvious affinity with pieces of what looks like our next Core- Schmaltz and Hinostroza from Rockford and Kane had taken him under his wing and they had shown some spurts of serious chemistry too (See game 1 2018 and Hartman’s 5 yes 5 pt night). 20 goal rookie season and plays with an edge (albeit I agree didn’t go to the dirty areas consistently enough), really tough to lose a guy like that for a “chance” that one of the draft picks develops into a comp
    arable or better legitimate NHL roster player. The Swede has shown good numbers for a large ice surface but has never played in North America. No telling if he is the next Johan Franzen (god that would be awesome to unite with Tim Soderlund maybe) or the next Tomas Kopecky which actually would also be a decent result but you know what I’m getting at. For what it’s worth I would have taken ellis or ekholm in a heartbeat if they had been on the table and throw in sharp and maybe Clendening (again) and can we give away Mcneil again please. As many times as we can trade him. Pirri too. The gifts that keep on giving. Go Hawks! (NEXT YEAR)

    https://twitter.com/drosennhl/status/968177754364575744

  22. New core should contain Schmaltz Debrincat, Sikura (Hopefully), maybe Highmore- need to give him time to adjust before making that determination, Soderlund, Forsling, and one or two of Snuggerud, Miller, Gilbert, Norell, Raddysh, Dahlstrom (decent start).

    Hopefully Kane and Toews can last a few more years while new core learns how to win. Not as convinced Keith has the time and legs/body left to join new core. Hopefully Miller is the next Keith. We can wish.

  23. Oh and I like Kampf as the latest Kruger role player.

    Problem with that group as a core though is where is the grit coming from. You don’t need a ton on your top 6 but you do need someone to separate opposing players from the puck. That’s where Hartman could’ve helped in a few years much better than Wingels or ugh Bouma could ever hope to. But the sentiment remains. This Hawks lineup will now need to add grit so does Wingels or similar return anyways? Probably.

  24. Schmaltz leads the league in takeaways having just had his 22nd bday I think. Read that again. Can you say potential future Selke winner and 1st line center to eventually replace Toews (already outscoring Toews). So yes he separates puck from guys but he isn’t the one you want mucking on the boards. You want him streaking up the middle and creating space like he’s shown an amazing ability to do already. But you need a guy with some speed to do that boards dirty work if he’s going to be on any line with Schmaltz. Hartman had speed too. Just sayin’

  25. So is Edjsell the 2nd or 10th prospect in Nashville-I’ve see both from posters–quite a difference–
    that’s kind of like saying Sikura vs. Olofsson in the Hawks system

    is he more Bondra (Rad that is) or Wheeler at 6′ 5?

  26. Noonan he is listed in February as their no. 10 prospect. He hasn’t played over here yet so hard to judge but he goes to net and does most of his scoring there so smaller ice may have no impact there. Say he has 2way talent and progressed alot in last 2 years. Maybe late next year after Swedish league ends before we get a look at him. in a regular season game.

  27. Responding to some of above…imo Hino in no way can be looked at as a core piece now or in the future. Average ability, good skater, energy…that’s it. Big picture, long term if he stays around 3rd-4th liner. If he’s counted on to be anything more than that it translates to a mediocre Hawks team.

    Mark McNeil is gone and with the Milwaukee Admirals.

  28. If BOS is 1 seed they will win a round if their the 2 or 3 seed, even though they had a good yr and are getting better, there not as good a team as TOR or TB.

    I donot think they can beat those two teams. Not at least until TOR and TB have to get rid of players because of salary cap.

    BOS 1 seed, we get a 4th pick
    BOS 2 or 3 seed, we get a 5th pick

    This is TB yr, really TOR should have to pay more dues, to win. They deserved to win two yrs ago and didn’t. Now their hungry by not making playoffs and lots of top 10 teams from just two yr ago aren’t top 10 teams anymore/with no one taking their place they have the easiest path to a Cup (by the means of really only 2 top 5 teams in league, NAS/TB, and about two or so real top 6-10 teams in league, WIN/TOR). Exspansion team, BOS, WAS, SJ are good but those 4 teams are the top teams.

  29. 6, 38, 57 are deadline players
    13, 7, 17, etc. are not/if a team doesn’t want them then you can’t trade them for picks.

    A++, could not have done any better with deadline.

    More adjustments to come draft summer.

  30. Zebra it looks like they are wanting to have 2 pretty offensive lines next year possibly 91, 8, 12 and maybe give Sikura a look with 15 and 88. If something along that happens Hino and Saad had the best possession numbers of any set of wingers this year, making them with Toews capable of shutting opposing top lines. So adding a winger with Toews and Saad could be more of ltir during season or deadline rental move if it makes sense to do so.

  31. Zebragreg, Mark McNeil should serve as a reminder that even a mid-first round draft pick does not guarantee making it in the NHL. On paper, the Hawks made a great trade with Nashville. But we may not know for possibly three years (or even longer) which team won the trade. Let’s hope that SB drafts better this year.

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