Chicago Blackhawks Trade Deadline History

The 2020 NHL Trade Deadline is coming quickly. All deals have to be consummated before the 3 PM EST cutoff on Monday, Feb. 24.

Blackhawks fans are expecting the team to sell, but we’ll have to wait and see what happens between now and the cutoff. Historically, the Blackhawks haven’t been a team to make a huge splash on Deadline Day; Chicago has made their moves before the final day to trade.

Let’s take a look back at every Deadline Day deal made by the Blackhawks since 1986.

  • 1986:

March 11, 1986: Chicago acquires Rik Wilson from Calgary for Tom McMurchy.

  • 1987: None
  • 1988: None
  • 1989:

March 7, 1989: Chicago acquires Greg Gilbert from NY Islanders for Chicago’s 5th round pick in the 1989 Entry Draft (#90 – Steve Young).

  • 1990:

March 6, 1990: Alain Chevrier traded from Chicago to Pittsburgh for future considerations.

  • 1991:

March 5, 1991: Chicago acquires Paul Gillis and Daniel Vincelette from Quebec for Mike McNeill and Ryan McGill.

  • 1992: None
  • 1993:

March 22, 1993: Chicago acquires Craig Muni from Edmonton for Mike Hudson.

  • 1994:

March 21, 1994: Chicago acquires Tony Amonte and the rights to Matt Oates from NY Rangers for Stephane Matteau and Brian Noonan.

March 21, 1994: Chicago acquires Robert Dirk from Vancouver for Chicago’s 4th round pick in the 1994 Entry Draft.

March 21, 1994: Chicago acquires Paul Ysebaert from Winnipeg for Chicago’s 3rd round pick in the 1995 Entry Draft.

March 21, 1994: Kevin Todd traded from Chicago to Los Angeles for Los Angeles’s 4th round pick in the 1994 Entry Draft (#85 – Steve McLaren).

  • 1995:

April 7, 1995: Chicago acquires Gerald Diduck from Vancouver for Bogdan Savenko and Hartford’s 3rd-round pick in the 1995 Entry Draft (#61 – Larry Courville).

  • 1996:

March 20, 1996: Chicago acquires Enrico Ciccone and Tampa Bay’s 2nd round pick in the 1996 Entry Draft (#42 – Jeff Paul) from Tampa Bay for Patrick Poulin, Igor Ulanov and Chicago’s 2nd round pick in the 1996 Entry Draft (#47 – Pierre Dagenais).

March 20, 1996: Chicago acquires Ravil Gusmanov from Winnipeg to for Chicago’s 4th round pick in the 1996 Entry Draft (#103 – Vladimir Antipov).

  • 1997:

March 18, 1997: Chicago acquires Marc Hussey from Calgary for Ravil Gusmanov.

March 18, 1997: Chicago acquires Denis Chasse, Kevin Bolibruck and Ottawa’s 6th round pick in the 1998 Entry Draft (#161 – Chris Neil) from Ottawa for Mike Prokopec.

  • 1998:

March 24, 1998: Chicago acquires Ryan Vandenbussche from the NY Rangers for Ryan Risidore.

Chris Chelios

  • 1999:

March 23, 1999: Chicago traded D Chris Chelios to Detroit for D Anders Eriksson and 1st-round picks in the 1999 (Steve McCarthy) and 2001 (Adam Munro) Entry Drafts.

March 23, 1999: Chicago traded RW Nelson Emerson to Ottawa for RW Chris Murray.

  • 2000: None
  • 2001:

March 13, 2001: Chicago acquires Philadelphia’s 3rd round pick in the 2001 Entry Draft (#88 – Nicolas Corbeil) from Philly for Dean McAmmond.

  • 2002:

March 19, 2002: Chicago acquires Lyle Odelein from Columbus for Jaroslav Spacek and Chicago’s 2nd round pick in the 2003 Entry Draft (#46 – Dan Fritsche) .

  • 2003:

March 11, 2003: Chicago traded Steve Thomas to Anaheim for Anaheim’s 5th round pick in the 2003 Entry Draft (#156 – Alexei Ivanov).

March 11, 2003: Chicago traded C Peter White to Philadelphia for future considerations.

March 11, 2003: Chicago traded D Phil Housley to Toronto for Toronto’s 9th round pick in 2003 (#282 – Chris Porter) and 4th round pick in 2004 (#123 – Karel Hromas).

March 11, 2003: Chicago traded LW Sergei Berezin to Washington for Washington’s 4th round pick in the 2004 Entry Draft (#100 – JT Wyman).

  • 2004:

March 9, 2004: Chicago traded Alexander Karpovtsev to NY Islanders for the Islanders’ 4th round pick in the 2005 Entry Draft (#108 – Niklas Hjalmarsson).

  • 2005: None
  • 2006:

March 9, 2006: Chicago acquired Brandon Bochenski and Ottawa’s 2nd round pick in the 2006 Entry Draft (#61 – Simon Danis-Pepin) from Ottawa for Tyler Arnason.

March 9, 2006: Chicago traded Jim Dowd to Colorado for Colorado’s 4th round pick in the 2006 Entry Draft (#111 – Korbinian Holzer).

March 9, 2006: Chicago traded Todd Simpson to Montreal for Montreal’s 6th round pick in the 2006 Entry Draft (#169 – Chris Auger).

  • 2007:

Feb. 27, 2007: Chicago acquired Nikita Alexeev from Tampa Bay for Karl Stewart and Florida’s 6th round pick in the 2008 Entry Draft (#160 – Luke Witkowski).

  • 2008:

Feb. 26, 2008: Chicago traded RW Martin Lapointe to Ottawa for Ottawa’s 6th round pick in the 2008 Entry Draft (#169 – Ben Smith).

  • 2009:

March 4, 2009: Chicago acquired Samuel Pahlsson and Logan Stephenson from Anaheim for James Wisniewski and Petri Kontiola.

  • 2010: None
  • 2011:

Feb. 28, 2011: Chicago acquired Chris Campoli from Ottawa for Ryan Potulny and a 2nd round pick in the 2011 Entry Draft (#48 – Xavier Ouelett) to Ottawa.


  • 2012:

Feb. 27, 2012: Chicago acquired Johnny Oduya from Winnipeg for Chicago’s 2nd (#61 – Zach Sanford) and 3rd round (#91 – JC Lipon) picks in the 2013 NHL Draft.

Feb. 27, 2012: Chicago traded John Scott to NY Rangers for the Rangers’ 5th round pick in the 2012 NHL Draft (#149 – Travis Brown).

  • 2013:

Apr. 3, 2013: Chicago acquired Maxime Sauve from Boston for Rob Flick.

  • 2014: None

  • 2015:

March 2, 2015: Chicago acquired Andrew Desjardins from San Jose for Ben Smith and Chicago’s 7th round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.

  • 2016:

Feb. 29, 2016: Chicago acquired goaltender Drew MacIntyre from Carolina for defenseman Dennis Robertson.

  • 2017:

February 28, 2017: Chicago acquired defenseman Johnny Oduya from Dallas for forward Mark McNeill and a conditional draft pick (became a 4th rounder) in the 2018 NHL Draft.

February 28, 2017: Chicago acquired defenseman Kenton Helgesen and a 7th round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft from Anaheim for Spencer Abbott and Sam Carrick.

  • 2018:

February 26, 2018: Chicago acquired a conditional 4th round pick (#123 – Antti Saarela) in the 2019 NHL Draft from Boston for forward Tommy Wingels.

February 26, 2018: Chicago acquired forward Victor Ejdsell, a 1st round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft (#27 -Nicolas Beaudin) and a 4th round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft (#120 -Philipp Kurashev) from Nashville for forward Ryan Hartman and 5th round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft (#131 – Spencer Stastney).

  • 2019: None.

59 thoughts on “Chicago Blackhawks Trade Deadline History

  • February 18, 2020 at 9:53 am

    Wow all the returns besides Tony Amonte basically amounted to a bag of pucks and old stinky hockey equipment.

  • February 18, 2020 at 10:01 am

    I missed #4 Hjalmarsson backbone of our cup runs #11 Desjardin useful for that run but oh my God 90% of these trades never hit.

    And I was hoping that they would Rehire Pulford this summer to take over as GM lol

    What a joke this team has become you could also write an article about the players over the last ten years that should not have been traded or added as a sweetener to get out of Cap Hell which Bowman created

  • February 18, 2020 at 10:10 am

    And yes I want to confess I am a Committed Indian Thank you gentleman for creating this website as I have never commented in the past. And thank you Denny Savard for this famous quote which is the reason for the website. I have met Savvy on several occasions a class act. He meets you once and never forgets a face and a name.

  • February 18, 2020 at 10:39 am

    Just stopping by to say this is always my favorite post of the year.
    Don’t do anything stupid, Stan!
    I hope somebody bites on Gus.

  • February 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    this article is irrelevant and ridiculous. the deadline day is merely the last day of a period of time where contenders try to add a player or players they feel will enhance their chances to compete for the cup. conversely, those teams out of the running try to add draft picks and prospects to help them retool. it is the deals made in the run up to the deadline that are more relevant than the deadline day deals. the deals made on the final day generally involve insignificant players. most of the difference making players have already been traded.

  • February 18, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    Larmer,So you are telling us that Bowman is getting very close to being late to the party for a significant trade to net assets.As I type,Carolina just traded away top forward prospect Gauthier to the Rangers for an AHL Defenseman.

  • February 18, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Wow on the Carolina NYR trade. Carolina’s kid their getting is from Homer Glen. Lemieux and Gauthier will make a tough line to play against.

  • February 18, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    March 9, 2004: Chicago traded Alexander Karpovtsev to NY Islanders for the Islanders’ 4th round pick in the 2005 Entry Draft (#108 – Niklas Hjalmarsson).

    Feb. 27, 2012: Chicago acquired Johnny Oduya from Winnipeg for Chicago’s 2nd (#61 – Zach Sanford) and 3rd round (#91 – JC Lipon) picks in the 2013 NHL Draft.

    These are what we need. 4th picks can be good, this was really really good. Add other top 4 Defensemen by trading a couple picks 2/3, its worth it.

    Maybe we already have one of these guys in Murf. We need two shutdown Defensemen to b Cup deep lines/pairs.

  • February 18, 2020 at 1:35 pm

    If Dach is a game changer, lets get him some help. Load up the young wave Bowman and crew.

  • February 18, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    Wow, Rangers just got 6’4″ Gauthier, (Former 1st rounder) ! Great skater and a force!
    By the way, did Stan need to pick up Seeler off waivers? Why did he do that? I guess we have no dmen but lots of forwards? NOPE!
    Hey Bowman drafts well! Danault insread of Kucherov or Johnny Gaudreau!
    Historical moment; remember this one:

    BUFF (who was a RFA) Joey Crabb
    BEN EAGER FOR Jeremy Morin
    BRENT SOPEL Marty Reasoner
    1st round Pick (Kevin Hayes, never a Hawk)
    2nd round Pick (Justin Holl, never a Hawk)

    So Bowman never got anything from this trade considering Buff had 1 year left and was an RFA.

    Again, Bowman has no clue, no vision, and no plan! And this season he traded forwards to acquire more dmen which is all we have! Hey Stan, you can only dress 6 at a time but up front you need 12!

  • February 18, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    Habs got a 2nd this year and a conditional 4th next year, likely resign for Scandella from Blues.

  • February 18, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    From the front office,”Blackhawks will make the playoffs”
    Disillusionment and false hopes again this year!

  • February 18, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    Hull65…Gauthier…first round four years ago that can’t crack an NHL lineup and you think he is the second coming.

    Your credibility is now officially below zero.

  • February 18, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    Mike, did they say that or was that from wks/mth-s ago. I thought Craig said Powers or somebody said Bowman said were selling-some players/not all.

    We can make the playiffs/but were not winning 2 or more rounds agaisnt STL/NAS/DAL/COL, could win forst round not 2 or more. Even with 44 7 65 and adding a 2nd/3rd line center. Still.

    How good is WIN now after a couple good yrs, by getting there younger players experience of playoffs, there not-because of cap and when they had core players at there prime. Timing.

    We better sell/at least some of the players that we can. Not just because, the fricken return is crazy good on a deep draft yr. What are they nuts.

  • February 18, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    HULL65, do you even research anything before you type how you’re feeling. There is a hard salary cap in the NHL and TAB has pointed this out a number of times. In 2010-2011, the cap was 59.5 million. We were up against the cap after the cup run and had to ditch salaries. There’s no way to get back quality players who are willing to make next-to-nothing. We had a bunch of players we really wanted to keep at the time like Kane, Toews, Hossa, Sharp, Keith, Seabrook, and Crawford. We almost lost Hjalmarsson to the Sharks in July but we spent some of that space we gained by dumping Buff, Eager, and Sopel to match the offer and keep him. Sopel played one more year in the NHL. Eager played 3 more years at about 1.1 million a year and had 13 goals and 9 assists during those 3 years. Morin had 7 goals and 8 assists for the Hawks during those same 3 years on an entry level contract. Losing Buff hurt for sure but losing Hjalmarsson would have REALLY hurt. Kevin Hayes never signed with us because he wanted to be guaranteed NHL minutes and we couldn’t do that at that time for him. As far as drafting goes, Bowman’s had hits and misses. Regarding the Danault draft…yes, he missed on Kucherov and Gaudreau but Danault has turned into a pretty solid centerman. Remember Duncan Siemens, Ryan Murphy, Sven Baerschi, Tyler Biggs, Joe Morrow, Matt Puempel, or Stuart Percy? You shouldn’t as all 7 of these guys were drafted AHEAD of Danault meaning that 7 other GM’s missed on Kucherov and Gaudreau before Bowman drafted and everyone else but two teams missed on drafting them as Kucherov went 58th and Gaudreau went 104th. So by your definition, all GM’s except those two are good at drafting. Does that really make sense to you? Trading Danault for Weise and Fleischmann was not smart and I’d give you that one. But don’t forget that Bowman drafted Dach over a defenseman this year and it looks like he picked a winner there.

  • February 18, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Gus takers thinning out, Tallon wants a dman and maybe, Leafs Flames take a goalie and D with injuries on blueline, just not either want one who us a liability in own end. Saying Martinez going to Vgk, not sure who else wants one right now.

  • February 18, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Flames supposedly willing to part with Tims guy Bennett for help.

  • February 18, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    HARD CAP? Making it sound like only Bowman had to deal with it! Nope, Pens have made the playoffs 13 seasons in a row!

    And Buff, was an RFA with a year left on his contract for instance. Sorry, but that CAP stuff was part of everyone’s agenda but Bowman sold out and got nothing in return! The facts are there, you blame Cap issues for not drafting well for a decade and when they did get a Teuvo or a Schmaltz, he traded them away and got nothing impactful in return. Same with Leddy, he was young and the 5th dman. BRIDGE contract but if you trade him then do some homework, POKKA?
    Teuvo had how many points his last season in Chicago? Not much but was on the rise. Bowman had leverage for a Bridge contract instead, he gave him up for nothing, again! He had 2 picks in 1st round, Danault and McNeil, thus drafted 2 centers who never made it in Chicago! Then, he drafts 2 dmen in Boqvist and Beaudin…WHY? Draft a forward, a winger not two of the same that tells me he has no plan, no clue how to build a team! How do keep a team in the playoffs, year in and year out!
    We have two goalies that cost over $11million! Maatta and DeHann are expensive why is that? Because in 10 years after Tallon drafted the HAMMER, Bowman could not produce 1 or 2 dmen via the draft. So, sorry dude, but Kelley and Bowman’s record for drasfting is poorus and Bowman trades have mostly gone bad!
    Hayden? Knott? whatever! Everyone has their own opinion.

  • February 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    Flames supposedly willing to part with Tims guy Bennett for help.

    Would be good with this player, to hit the other team for us and not us. We need of have some type of these players. GIlbert and Bennett is better then Gilbert.

    Jesus what are we waiting for.

  • February 18, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    We didnt have cap, then we win 6 Cup in a row 2010-2105.

  • February 18, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    Little Stan won’t do much. Why would he reck a great roster that he assembled? He paid great money for Lehner, Smith, Carpenter, Gus, Nylander, Shaw, and other C list players. For him to make a trade will only show weakness in his talent of GM. To make trades will undermine McDummy statement of “this is a playoff team”.
    One would assume the asking price of Gus, Lehner, Crawford, maybe Keith, Saad would be too much for other GMs to gamble on.
    Face it Hawks fans, enjoy at or below .500 seasons till 2023. JC, Blowman, Kelly and McDummy will still be here for a while.
    We all have to take a bite out of the shit burger now

  • February 18, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    Gauthier would have been a good gamble! 37 points in 44 games! 6’4″!

    By the way, here is an interesting stat for Stan:
    Kampf, Carpenter and Zack Smith = 14 goals
    Anisimov (Sens) = 11 goals (missed several games) and his salary is what, $4.5million?

    How much is the salary of those 3 put together?
    Answer, if you are going to replace a 2nd /3rd line center with Zach Smith, Carpenter or Kampf, then either get a prospect or trade him for a draft pick and sign a free agent center that can play with Kane or…. keep Anisimov, play him with Saad and Kane, and then trade him at the deadline! And have Kampf who is cheap be your 4th line center all season.

  • February 18, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    I agree now on the Anisimov trade. In hindsight, and for this year only, we`re clearly missing that skilled set up man for Kane / Saad. Kampf and Carpenter belong on the fourth line. Strome and Debrincat belong where they are now, on the third line, and even then they`re both struggling against really good teams other third lines. I like what Zach Smith has brought to the fourth line all year this year but to save $1,000,000 that leaves a gaping hole in your lineup is problematic. Dach is the future there but for this year we have so many other holes to fill he`s been a filler everywhere most nites. They`ve got him with Debrincat and Strome now to get those guys going. That leaves Carpenter to center Kane and Saad. A huge flaw in our lineup vs other teams.

  • February 18, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    It will be 3 yrs in a row the hawks are out of the playoffs. Stan has had his chance to rebuild the team during Toews Kane window and has failed. Time for a new GM. But I am afraid Stan will still be there next yr. so until Rocky starts to feel it in the wallet , nothing is going to change with management. So IMO more yrs of non playoff hockey

  • February 18, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    MO,It drives me crazy that Bowman could have went out there and got Gauthier and Bennett along with a prospect and a draft pick in separate deals for Lehner and Gus.Throw Saad or anyone of your choosing with those 2 guys and you have a solid 3rd line that would be punishing.

  • February 18, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    the back and forth on this site is largely the result of bowmanism. those for and those against. i loathe the bum, hold him totally responsible for the state of this franchise, and want him out the door soonest.

    but there also is the issue of what is best for the franchise returning to relevancy and i believe that is to be sellers in what remains of the trading period. which results in the kerfuffle. trades need to be made for the good of the team, but i don’t trust bowman to do this properly. in a perfect world he will unload hawks out of contract after this year and also several hawks whose contracts extend past this season. and hopefully, in whatever the mix is returned in those trades, there will be no contracts counting against the cap past this season taken back. good luck to the hawks and us as fans.

    as far as bowman and my hatred for him. i have to give him some credit for patching the roster tallon provided him and achieving cups in 13 & 15. maybe even a better job could have been done with the rosters past 2010, but we cannot deny the successes under bowman’s reign. but if we are doling out credit for the two cups then the abject failures since 2015 must be placed at his doorstep as well. not only has he steered this team through two first round playoff exits and likely three straight years of missing the playoffs, but he has put the team right back into cap hell with his shortsighted moves last summer that tied up the cap with third pairing dmen, fourth line forwards, injury prone players, and no goalie signed for next year.

    he has also blown a year on the elcs of dach and boqvist, started the clock on dach’s ufa, and likely will do the same for boqvist. it can be argued about which would have been of better benefit. the experience they have gained this year playing in the nhl or a full season with dach in the whl and boqvist at rockford playing 22 minutes a night in every situation. what can’t be argued is that they are, at best, middling nhl players by their performance and adding no value to this team in terms of helping them be a playoff team and one that can compete past the first round in the playoffs. what also cannot be argued is that blowing the first year of their elcs without them making the hawks a better, relevant team is cap stupidity.

    so you bowman fans, i challenge you to refute the above. and i challenge you to defend why he should keep his job after five years of dumping on this franchise and leaving the roster in terrible shape.

  • February 18, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    I don’t think your going to find any fans of Bowman here, there are just some that are level headed enough to not blame him for every single one of the teams faults, and over look anything good that he’s done

  • February 18, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    Tim would like to see Bennett brought back, Gauthier is spilt milk now forget him i guess.

  • February 18, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    AJ that pretty well nails it.

  • February 18, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    Larmer – The SB discussion is funny. I think most fans would agree that Rocky taking over was one of the the best days ever in franchise history. Yet then some of these same folks seem to think Rocky is an absolute moron for letting SB be the GM. I doubt Rocky gave SB the job just because he was Stan’s son and I certainly don’t believe that is why he is GM today (as many suggest). Rocky needs to evaluate Stan every year as any good CEO would. There was a lot of chatter over the summer about a contract extension which has never happened. To me that suggests that Stan is on a short leash, as he should be. Has he made mistakes – of course he has. Show me a successful GM that hasn’t (and not with the benefit of 20/20 hindsight or ignoring hard facts like a salary cap). But there aren’t very many GM’s that can say they have won two or three cups. At least you acknowledge he played a major role in the 2013 and 2015 teams and aren’t giving all the credit to that living legend Dale Tallon who has had a tough time replicating any success in Florida despite loads of high draft picks. So I think SB has been a solid GM but it’s not a lifetime job and perhaps his time is up. It will be a tough job for whoever the new GM is because the fan base has enjoyed such incredible success in the last decade.

  • February 18, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    As recently as yesterday Gus wasn’t even listed on TSN’s trade bait board and hasn’t been since the trade bait board started but tonight he’s listed 9th on the list which implies that interest in him is heating up and probably heating up quickly

    Hopefully that results in a trade and if so it should be a decent return based on what other rental D men are fetching

  • February 18, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    Limiting the list to the final day/deadline day doesn’t paint a true picture. Especially during Bowman’s run as GM. Bowman’s time has passed and I hope he is relieved of his duties yesterday — and take his coach on his way out with him packing — but have to give him kudos for acquiring Vermette, don’t win the Cup without him. On the flip side, one of (many) reasons he should be discharged is the Danault trade the following season. Also a trade not transacted on the final day.

    Regardless, some funny names from the past on the list. Was Ciccone in The Irishman movie?

  • February 18, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    I’d rather have Dean than the other choice.

  • February 18, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    I vote for Bennett. Can I drive him to the rink from the airport.

  • February 18, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    I like Q and Bowman. They both did very good, dynasty-only 7th team to so this and in salary cap era to boot.

    If Q had to go the time for it, then these other guys need to to. It snot to make a change, its to change to a system/identity that works in the new NHL. I see the salary cap has shaped what teams are top teams-in the way that STL BOS WAS were always good in the last 10 yrs, but now they are there again and the skilled fast teams arnt there anymore-in the way that skill overcome size.

    Looks right now/last two yrs that size and hooks/holds/interference is taking over again.

    Adjust roster to get with the times. And get coaches/team system that works better then this. Nothing agsint anybody.

  • February 18, 2020 at 11:50 pm

    Bowman, since last CUP in 2015, has had loads of time to build depth through the draft for Kane and Toews. Unfortunately, he has failed miserably. To blame Coach Q who had players like Bouma, Hayden and Kunitz in the lineup, while losing the Breadman is wrong. The reason is simple, all the vets have continued to produce and play good hockey but the GM has not kept up with keeping a competitive roster. And to fire Coach Q and replace him with Colliton, I mean, can you imagine the dressing room that day and for those 12 loses in a row, until Toews and Kane were finally reunited and saved his ass? You don’t fire a legend and replace him with a guy like that, the players lost complete respect for him as a GM. And once again, why have the PENS made the playoffs 13 seasons in a row (some seasons played without Crosby or Malkin for most of the year, and same Cap rules)?
    My point is simple, if you trade a player like Anisimov who was a 40-45 point player than you need to replace him with the equivalent or better, otherwise you are weakening your roster. Carpenter was a dumb signing, Kampf can play 4th line center, that’s it. It’s a flawed plan when he is centering Kane and Saad on a second line. You realize he has to play against Malkin or Kuznetsov or Krecji or Brayden point? So, what is Bowman’s plan? What is he watching? And unfortunately, in 5 years since the last CUP, he’s come up with Sikura and Gilbert in ROCKFORD! So, to give him credit for 2013-2015 for basically, standing still apart from signing Brad Richards, drafting Saad and Teuvo, what has he done? New players he has drafted since 2015 in the lineup today are Dcat, Boqvist, and Dach? Or should I say since he drafted SAAD?
    Let’s see what Rocky will do but this is a crucial time for the organization and the future of 19 & 88!
    Wow, now Anisimov has 13 goals, 2 more tonight! And the Pens without Malkin destroy the Leafs!

  • February 19, 2020 at 6:46 am

    Hull how long did it take Pens between cups, uh maybe 8 years lol, since you bring up their accomplishments alot but forget that part.

  • February 19, 2020 at 9:32 am

    Pens won 3 cups in 11 years (counting until 2019), Hawks 3 cups in 10. Very comparable. They are still a relevant team and in the playoffs again. Hawks, unfortunately not.

  • February 19, 2020 at 9:43 am

    Every time I watch Danault play, I die a little inside.

    Anyone else hope Gus goes on a tear and plays out of his mind tonight?
    I hope he does and I hope somebody bites.


  • February 19, 2020 at 10:22 am

    With 4 defensemen moved on Tuesday, the supply of defensemen for sale has gone down. Just like buying a house. Come Sunday night and Monday, Gus might be in higher demand.
    I think he gets traded for second rounder.

  • February 19, 2020 at 10:35 am

    Gus and Lehner need to be out of the lineup. We can’t afford an injury that causes us to get nothing for them.

  • February 19, 2020 at 11:20 am

    Not against what your saying Hull. PIT only made playoffs like that because they are in the East. Would have not made it several times/yrs if in Campbell conference.

    Its is the salary cap that waterdownd the league/and the quality depth of the top t5 teams, taht allowed teams like PIT, WAS, STL to win. PIT could not compete with top 5 teams after 2009, all the way until league had been wateredown by Bettman and expansion team-to add to that. FOR WAS ans STL they were compete but never won/far.

    I think the salary cap and the refs-transistion on no calls made a difference. Because for a decade the skilled faster teams won more oftern and now they are getting held and interfered and abused by interference. Which has, the bigger/phsical teams being the top teams right now/last yr or so-STL WAS BOS.

    Remember when it was the big bad BOS STL ANA VAN, the cheap cheating no team can withstand that many hits.

  • February 19, 2020 at 11:28 am

    You cannot compare a dynasty to bookend Cups.

    3 in 6 yrs in set in stone. Plus we were there for 4 in 6, where they were there got smoked by BOS, big difference there to.

    Yea they had 2 in a row but no where near 3 in 5/6/7 yrs kind of thing.

    I think another good guage is we did 5 in 7 conference finals, they did 2 or maybe 3 was there best close-yr/range for that.

    Its like saying NJ was DET hardest team. It wa COL because COL went head-to-head with DET during the dynasty and won 2.

    The 2nd best team in Blackhawks dynasty was LA. LA is the COL of these 15 yrs, LA went head-to-head with CHI during the dynasty and won 2.

    PIT went head-to-head with no one and won 2 bookends, after top 5 teams were wateredown by cap.

    Theres a reason why PIT could not compete with the top 5 teams from 2010-2015.

  • February 19, 2020 at 11:30 am

    Lehner played recently I think, so maybe he sits the last game before deadline.

  • February 19, 2020 at 11:33 am

    Anyways someone, Karma?, needs to elbow-I mean knee Malkin in the head and end his career or make him sit for 2 yrs and not be 100% the same.

    Crow yuo want to play Defense.

  • February 19, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Pitt has had 2 GMs win Cups. (Shero 1, Rutherford 2) Not 1 reigning GM win 3 Cups. (Bowman 3)

  • February 19, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    When comparing I would have this order.

    1-Redwings dynasty, Blackhawks dynasty
    2-COL 2nd best head to head-w2, LA 2nd best head to head-w2
    3-NJ won 3 more spread out-not too far apart
    4-PIT won 3 more spread out-but bookend

  • February 19, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    Blackhawk down line….remember them against Eddie The Eagle in net in the Eastern finals. Just more evidence always always always players over picks. The problem is the players here are not staying (free agents) or potentially will be asking for too much (strome). My hope is legit prospects that cant crack said rosters(?). This team needs help like yesterday. If they get draft picks it’s my hope they move the draft picks to teams lacking in prospects or hard up on cap to legit rookies and prospects to speed up this process…..besides the drafting history of this team the past few years has left me less than enthused. Third round plus picks are three plus years away…if ever and statistically often not on the team that drafted them. Seriously safe bet the players drafted this year 2nd round and up will not probably not even play here until after toews and lanes current contracts expire, rather at least impactful play….think about that.

    Better figure out the goalie plan. Anyone confident Crawford can start 50 games next year?
    I’m sorry but if they move either goalie the return better be a first round pick and a second first round conditional based on a cup final appearance….most important position on the ice. That first round pick might end up being 31st overall….not exactly a win.

  • February 19, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    Toronto and Columbus are free falling right now.I would anticipate a move or 2 from them in the next couple of days.Vancouver is close to getting Simmonds from the Devils.The Avalanche are going to have to get a goalie and a forward at the very least.

  • February 19, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    Craig Custance reporting that al least 4 teams interested in Gus

    As the TDL approaches he should be in demand – looks promising for a good return

    Hopefully Stan doesn’t blink and not trade Gus

  • February 19, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    Common Bowman, do it do it.

  • February 19, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    If were serious about getting roster to Cup deep. Then we need to trade some players even if it makes it worse for next season because it will be better for the 5 coming yrs.

    Good idea to get picks or prospects and turn picks into closer prospects.

    Take a step back to take two forward. trade a goalie and a few players.

    Wallace had the part of the army leave-look like they did and then they came back around the corner and were stronger. trade a goalie and a player. Do not be afraid.

  • February 19, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    Send Lehner to Toronto or Colorado. Those are the team that is most set not to resign Lehner because the have Anderson at 5mil and Grubauer at 3.3 mil for next year respectfully. You can then offer Lehner either 6mil for 3 yrs or 5mil for 4yrs.

    From Toronto you get Kapanen and one of Muzzin, Barrie or Ceci. You can throw in Gus and get Campbell in return added.

    From Colorado you get There 1st rounder and Timmins or Dickinson. Chose them because they are right handed. Of course ask for Byram. Add Smith if it gets you Byram.

    To Calgary send Crow for a 1st rounder and Bennet. If you end up with Jankowski ok. If you need to add Gus get Talbot or Rittich in return also.

    Gus could go to Vegas …..too late

  • February 19, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    How about a deal with the Avs where Lehner and Alex Newhook are the principals? I wouldn’t care if Lehner then re-upped with them. This is a seller’s market. High time we took advantage of that.

  • February 19, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    Lehner to Carolina for their own #1 and Morgan Geekie
    Add Gus they add Nino.

  • February 19, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    I love how rumors/other places say, Blackhawks have to do this and do that because they have this many players under contract.

    We do not have to do Shht because of contracts, per say. We just do not have some twoway contracts on 23man if need be. Ltir and stuff will make do.

    Its the player bonuses that Ian posts info on is what matters, with that-overall.

    Make it happen for what we want to do, and then make it fit. Do not puus out and think we cant do this we cant do that because of current 23man players.

    If we do not think outside the box we wont gt out of the box, no matter how good we are now-again on the PK.

  • February 19, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    People who preach, sell high, lets here it.

    We got Kubilik for low. Now fit the other shoe.

  • February 19, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    Watching spurts of the game. Gus cannot handle the puck if he has any pressure on him. Twice in a span of a minute at the end of the second he was GAG ( Give Away Gus). Highmore in the last seconds with no help decides to dance with the puck. I got an idea SHOOT!

    I’ll go home and watch it whole.

  • February 19, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    Drew Leafs won 4 cups in 59 years and Blackhawks won 4 cups in 60 years is comparable too, years between is what i said.

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