Colton Dach Involved In WHL Trade
The Chicago Blackhawks selected Colton Dach, younger brother of Kirby, in the second round of the 2021 NHL Draft. So when fans hear that he was traded, the immediate reaction is “What??”
No, this isn’t like when the Hawks traded the late Jimmy Hayes while his younger brother, Kevin, was still playing college hockey. Dach is still part of the Blackhawks organization.
He isn’t part of the Saskatoon Blades any longer, however.
Saskatoon, the same organization for which Kirby played his junior hockey, traded Colton to the Kelowna Rockets on Tuesday for center Trevor Wong.
17 thoughts on “Colton Dach Involved In WHL Trade”
Wonder why he wanted out of Saskatoon.
Colton will likely back to the Jr Club in Kelowna and Seas will be watching for him ! That’s Canada ! There is the WHL ,the O ,the Q and then the Junior A ! It adds up to over 100 clubs in Canada that produces NHL caliber players ! Thousands ! Pops 4
Squeaky wheel… gets the oil
I think the next trade Tab posts will be Dylan Strome traded for a draft pick. He’s a Center not a winger. Colliton does not like him much like he was unimpressed with Jokiharju. Hawks are deep at forward. It’s clear he’s done nothing in camp to win Colliton over.
If a team is willing to trade for Logan Brown midway through camp, clearly there is a team willing to move a pick for Strome.
I’ve been in Strome’s camp and was hoping he would find enough of a spark to gain confidence and find a way into earning a spot on the team but it’s looking rather bleak at this point. It’s not like the Hawks are chock full or star players but they do have a few players who either have earned an opportunity or not pissed away an opportunity like it seems that Strome has done. It’s a shame because he really does have high end offensive skills but it’s not enough if you can’t skate and you don’t have a motor.
Tyler Johnson said that Tampa felt the Hawks didn’t have much grit to go with their skill. That was a nice way of saying they were easy to play against and push around. Strome fits right into that description. Colliton has also gone out of his way to compliment several forwards who likely won’t make the team (R. Johnson, J. Pour and Entwistle) but who get the message about the need to be more physical and tougher to play against. I think Strome will be moved and if there are no takers I could see him put on waivers. If someone claims him they take his $3m salary. In today’s scrimmage he played with AHL guys – the writing on the wall is pretty clear.
How is NYR with Bellows? Strome for Bellows. His brother might be able to get Dylan to flip the switch on.
Agree Strome not creating much of an opportunity for himself in camp. Maybe retain some salary he is more moveable. Gaudette or Connelly not creating alot of conversation either. Wouldn’t count Entwistle or R. Johnson out of earning a spot to quick, appear to be early season favorites for a callup, Reichel of course will be on roster at some point.
JR, Bellows is with Islanders not Rangers.
I would put Nylander in the same boat – a slow boat to China. Their Olympic team could use some help.
Reichel is ready is my answer once we move on from Strome. I liked Strome the first year and a half but overall he is to soft and to slow
unrelated but just had to note, boqvist was the number 1 star of the game on Monday for columbus. its pre-season, and this obviously doesn’t matter at all, but I just think its funny. hoping this trade ends up working out like we all want it to
carry on with the dach and strome talk
It boggles my mind that Strome is either unable or unwilling to improve his skating – did he even try?
Entwistle has improved his significantly and he’s also a big guy – if Strome had done that he’d be useful even if he’s soft
The fact that he has the 4th highest pts/game ratio on the Hawks is misleading – that is an inflated stat from when he first came to CHI and played with his buddy DCat and Kane and the PP was red hot
I’m pretty sure I could look like a better player playing with DCat and Kane and I’m much slower than Strome
I hope Kurashev doesn’t start the year in RKF because the Hawks can’t move Strome or someone else to make room
My bad Ian. How about Austin Rueschhoff!
Blackhawks lines for the game tonight:
Khaira Entwistle Gaudette makes an interesting looking 4th line, maybe one that hope to see this season.
Strome is a waste of space, time & money. I’ve never been a fan; and having been at the last 3 training camp sessions, he’s not winning anyone over. He looks like he just doesn’t give AF.
The polar opposite is Brandon Hagel, who has a hunger that is hard to describe unless you witness it in person. Kid NEVER stops.
Reichel is so much better than Strome. And Kirby has gotten A LOT better/stronger. Doesn’t look like a baby giraffe out there anymore. ;)