Anthony Duclair Does Not Receive Qualifying Offer
Anthony Duclair will be a UFA soon. The @NHLBlackhawks didn’t send him his QO.
— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) June 25, 2018
Duclair, who will turn 23 in August, was acquired in a trade that sent Richard Panik to Arizona in January. He had two goals and six assists in 23 games with the Blackhawks before a season-ending injury.
30 thoughts on “Anthony Duclair Does Not Receive Qualifying Offer”
A bit surprising. But I guess so.
Not surprising. 2G 6A in 23 Games? Playing on the first line mostly?
You could get that production from anyone.
The only reason we made this trade was to get rid of Pannik’s contract after we overpaid him on a 2 year deal after one good season, not to gain Duclair.
It may also be that because he’s arb eligible the Hawks decided not to QO him but he then could sign for less then the 1.5 mil he made last year.
In arb he’d get a more than 1.5 likely
Not saying that is what will happen but just that it’s a possibility – he could be back still but just on a smaller contract – I guess he’ll see what’s out there from other teams first
Not really that surprised, He was given every opportunity to succeed and never did.
On a separate note, Philadelphia’s Mrazek will Not Be Given Qualifying Offer. I think he is probably worth a look. but it will depend on the dollars and term he is looking for. He is another guy that has been given every opportunity to succeed.
At least Bowman didn’t re-sign him, take up a cap hit, and then have Q sit him for half the season. We all read that book before.
Q wasn’t a fan of him. Q decides on guys relatively quickly if they are his type or not.
This guy needs to play consistent top 9 regular minutes somewhere, wasn’t going to be here.
Q: “I didn’t mind him.”
Watched the Duclair speed demon multiple times put less than zero effort into backchecking after failed scoring attempts on the rush. Ciao, bello!
He is a potential all-star. In Austria.
Sounds like this “Austria” league is gonna be loaded this year…
Hopefully Jurco is on the same train
Oh well … moving on.
Does anyone think the Hawks should look at Andrew Hammond?
I have watched him play some really good games.
Looks to me like he could be a very good backup.
As Wraparound said, He could be back on a lower contract, but Duclair didn’t show much in the time he was here. Well, at least we got rid of the Panik money.
Free up the cash and find some better talent july 1st.
They might be offering Declair and/or Jurco $600,000 or a two way deal. Writer Frank Servelli pointed out that because a guy did NOT get a qualifying offer does not mean he is gone.
One thing on impending UFA Calvin Dehaan. He recently had shoulder surgery. A very bad sign. Such surgery derailed the career of Dillon Fournier and for those who remember the late 1990s, Nolan Baumgartner.
Buyer beware. I would steer clear.
If you ask me (and Bowman isn’t), I wouldn’t waste a penny on any free agent D-men. Horrendously weak group. Find a solid goalie, and another top 9 forward (NOT Wingels).
P.S. I forgot, there is one free agent D-man I like a lot….
Jeez … three more months before training camp. Does anyone know when prospect camp is, and if the Hawks are going to compete in the Traverse City tourny again, and if yes – when is it?
I’m already “Jones-in” for hockey.
Does the lineup picture become more clear now that we know Duclair and Jurco won’t be here? Probably not much.
Fantasy dreaming – Jake Wise has a great rookie camp and training camp and makes the team. then goes on to be in the Calder race similar to D-Cat last season. Wouldn’t that be cool!
Craig agree Dehaan an overpayment on a long term deal candidate.
With the Blackhawks looking at having Ejdsell, Sikura, Hayden and Kahun in the lineup and possible targets to acquire they may have just wanted to cut some contracts too. However if no offers out there Duclair or Jurco could come back on a min salary deal if they have a spot they want to use on them.
With Martinsen signing a $650,000 min salary deal, theres a good chance he is in the radar for 13 or 14th forward role spit too.
Agree. I think Martinsen opened some eyes in his time with the Hawks last year. Good skater, very physical, goes to the net hard, big and cheap contract.
I would have no problem with Martinsen being one of the 13/14 forwards and on a 4th line rotation. As Eddie says – a player has to accept and execute his role – and Martinsen does that very well for what he gets paid.
Now that the Hawks arent bring back DuClair does that mean they will be in the market for another top 6 winger? I think the answer is Yes! SB always envisioned DuClair fitting in the role and gave him plenty of opportunities to run with that job but it never worked.
Does JVR @ 6 million X 3 make sense? Maybe he turned 29 last month so he may have other 25+ goals in him for another year or two. Obviously, he is familiar with the Org from his brother.
Outside of JVR there isnt much out there for wingers or centers in this FA class. 30 yr old Michael Grabner would like nice next to Kane and wouldn’t break the bank either. He is good for at least 20 with an upside of 35 goals 3 yrs x 3 million could be a bargain.
If you can get jvr on that short of a contract. You have to do that. Net front presence on the pp. It’s a no brainer to me at that cost.
Would love to see grabber also. Speed to burn. Good pk. He’s a danger almost every shift.
If im spending the money I’m looking at the right role players; Ian Cole, Michael Grabner, I’m talking to Hutton, Andrew Hammond, Petr Marek, & Cam Ward(for the right money).
& I’m definitely still trying to get Justin Faulk in here, by flipping some of my defense prospects.
If the Hawks can trade Anisimov and Hossa that would be fine too, but not necessary. They have over 9 million in cap space now. I’d also be working on locking up Nick Schmaltz now too. That’s something SB typical bungles in fine fashion.
Yeah Iceman, I like Kempny too. We might get him back if we offered him a big raise plus the chance to pick the coach.
TSN has him ranked 14 overall on the UFA list and third at left defence behind Jack Johnson (No!) and John Moore. I have no idea where our help is coming from cuz that list is thin.
Craig, good info.
Side, we need somebody can’t play another yr without 81/4. Get one back at least if have to get the other next summer. We need one or both for this season.
Trade 81 so we can bank space. We could bank a lot depending on what we do this summer.
Washington really wants to sign Kempny if his demands aren’t stupid-and he loves it there.