Jets Too Much For Deadline-Watching Blackhawks

With the NHL Trade Deadline at 2 PM CT on Monday, the eyes of many were on the Blackhawks’ lineup for Sunday night’s game.

Marc-André Fleury was in the lineup. As were Calvin de Haan, Jake McCabe, Dominik Kubalik, Ryan Carpenter and every other Blackhawks skater who could potentially be traded before said deadline. After rolling with seven defensemen on Saturday in Minnesota, the Hawks were back to six defensemen on Sunday — including Alex Vlasic.

The opening 20 minutes were “the usual” from these Blackhawks. Winnipeg out-shot the Hawks 10-7 in the period and took a 1-0 lead to the room. Nikolaj Ehlers scored the game’s first goal at 9:14 into the first.

Chicago has struggled at times in second periods this season. Actually, they’ve either been really good or absolutely, brutally awful in the second period. Which did we get on Sunday?

Early, it looked like they were going to have a period. Newcomer Taylor Raddysh set up Jonathan Toews with a pretty pass to tie the game at one just 73 seconds into the second period.

The following shift, Chicago took a 2-1 lead. Dylan Strome was on the receiving end of a pretty pass from Patrick Kane and Chicago had two goals in 23 seconds.

Things were looking up… right?

Jansen Harkins scored 39 seconds after the Strome goal to tie the game.

He scored again at 11:13 to give the Jets a 3-2 lead.

Kyle Connor scored a power play goal with 2:24 left in the second to extend the lead to 4-2.

And Josh Morrissey made it 5-2 with 24 seconds remaining.

After scoring a couple times early in the period, the Blackhawks went back to fumbling the puck, skating away without it, attempting bad passes and failing to complete potentially good ones. It was a dumpster fire for 17 minutes, and Fleury was on the end of a bad period.

Chicago actually had a 17-13 shot advantage in the second period and still found a way to be outscored 4-2.

Winnipeg’s Jeff Malott went to the box 2:38 into the third period and Chicago got back on the board. Strome got the puck to Kane who fed a trailing Raddysh who ripped home his first goal as a Blackhawks.

The goal is only the sixth of Raddysh’s career, but his second at the United Center. So he’s got that going for him… which is nice.

Raddysh almost picked up a third point on what could have been an assist to Kubalik but he couldn’t handle the pass because he’s completely lost any/all ability to score at this point.

However, with seven minutes left in regulation Philipp Kurashev scored his first goal in what feels like three years and Chicago was suddenly back within one.

Fleury went to the bench with two minutes left in regulation. The Hawks got a few good looks at the net but couldn’t get hit home and eventually a bad pass went the other direction. Blake Wheeler scored with 69 seconds left in regulation to push the lead back to two.

That’s where the score ended. Not an ideal night for Fleury or any of the other players who might have played their last game as a member of the Blackhawks.

We’ll now sit back and watch to see who is dealt, where to and what it all means to the future of Chicago’s Original Six franchise.

Vlasic blocked two shots in 7:54 in his second NHL game.

36 thoughts on “Jets Too Much For Deadline-Watching Blackhawks

  • March 20, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    Great to read the comments about the Hawks ! Raddysh is a good acquisition! Hope he likes it in Chicago ! We will see what goes on tomorrow and see what some of those youngsters play like in the last 15 games of the season ! Don’t forget , look at the some if the draft choice numbers of the players like Larms, Seas and Keith ! Some of these kids don’t really get going until later when they find their footing in The Western burbs and That downtown Chicago atmosphere ! Its a great life in Chicago ! I’m Canadian and I visit often , POPS 4

  • March 20, 2022 at 8:54 pm

  • March 20, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    Was disappointed to see that everybody started that we were hoping gets moved. Maybe Davidson is not going to let the Hawks get fleeced at the TDL, instead planning to cut better deals in the summer. Of course, Fleury will be gone for nothing if waiting until summer and that isn’t ideal. But if he won’t go, what are you going to do? The Hawks gave him their word. There might be major games of “chicken” going on between GMs. There are some needy buyers and the Hawks are definitely needy sellers. We will know tomorrow at this time.

    I did not know it was legal to rip the goalie’s glove off. The Hawks should try that and then shoot at the goalie’s glove side.

    The wraparound on Fleury was on him. He lost his net by a lot and then couldn’t get back.

    Bad game for DeBrincat. He made at least 3 passes that were well behind the intended recipients. He had some chances, especially for the tying goal that he should have had.

    Strome looks good, but we can’t forget that about half his recent goals have been tap ins from Kane. That said, he still battles harder, had a nice stick lift on defense and is fighting for pucks and for his contract. Colliton couldn’t get that out of him. The question is whether Davidson is responsible or if the upcoming contract is responsible. So what do you do with him? It seems they should sign him to another bridge. If some other team is willing to overpay, that’s when it gets tough.

    You can’t be unhappy with what you see so far from the Raddysh and Katchouk.

    It was good to see the Hawks not give up when it was 5-2. They made the Jets sweat for it and had the chances for a tie with the empty net.

    Bad teams find a way to lose, especially if their goalie isn’t hot. This is a bad team and our goalie wasn’t hot. The Hawks need to sit MAF for at least 2/3rds of the rest of the games. They’ve got to find out what they are going to do with Lankinen and given that this season has not been a good test for him, they can start that process now. Maybe they already know they are pulling the plug on him. If they don’t know, then play him!

  • March 20, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Okay…yeah. This game was lost, essentially, in the 2nd Period. I feel like I complain about the FO% almost incessantly. This is no different. The Blackhawks won only 39% of their faceoffs. That’s not just bad…that’s “wicked bad”. Strome was 6-18 for 33%, Toews was 7-19 for 37%. The rest of the guys were 8-17 for 47%.

    It wasn’t a great night at the dot. But, that’s not the biggest disappointment of the night…if not the season. Kirby Dach somehow found a way to have a zero night. His play line was nothing but zeroes. Dach and Carpenter were the only two players without a SOG. But, at least, Carpenter had 3 Hits and 2 Blocks. Kirby Dach did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING…FOR 15:10 TOI. How does a player manage that? If I was HC King, the very next game, Dach is a scratch and Borgstrom is slotted in…if Borgstrom is still here.

    I have pushed for Dach to be moved to the RW. I thought that would elevate his game because he wouldn’t have to have that much responsibility. But, Dach is just refusing to show any interest in being on the ice. Maybe Davidson should see if there’s any interest for Dach. See if the kid can bring us a decent return and he can go somewhere and resurrect what is, at this point, a bust of a career. It’s a real disappointment for a kid that I do want to succeed. He has a boatload of talent, but, for whatever reason, he’s just a big zero for this team. I know some will say that it’s only his 3rd year and with last years injury, it’s really only his second year. But, I would counter, his play this year has not improved one iota. He’s a garbage center. He’s a tentative RW. Maybe that’s the problem. Maybe he was brought up too early and, after last year’s injury, he just has no confidence. How does he get this confidence back? Shoot the puck? Block shots? Do SOMETHING to show that you belong out there? Maybe, as HC King has alluded to, he needs to dedicate himself to the weight room and gain some confidence in his physical conditioning. Something’s gotta happen. He’s gotta do something. Otherwise, he really will be a bust. I hope that will not be the case. Step up, kid. Show yourself, above all, that you deserve to be in the NHL because, right now, you really don’t.

  • March 20, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    It’s now quite obvious that nobody wants our garbage, can’t even give it away. DeHann, McCabe, Gus, Kubilik, Kurashev and the list goes on and the phones remain silent. Thanks Stanley. Why the hell would MAF want to stay here? We’ll see tomorrow just how bad it’s going to get.

  • March 20, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Liked what I saw from our recent acquisitions Radish and Ketchup. (thinking new nicknames) The value of the trade is tilted to our side for the moment. A goal an assist and some sandpaper.

  • March 20, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    And the Jets dominated the Hawks with in essence 9 forwards as their 4th line played less than 4 minutes. Another confidence building 7 minutes of ice time for Vlasic. Sorry,its a waste. He gets nothing out of this except to know where the locker room is at. Dach needs to sit and hopefully Kubalik is moved. I like our 2 new forwards. Kurashev had some jump but he has yet to do it in back to back games. Move Fleury and get a prospect and a couple of picks. Dehaan is horrible,please move him for a bag of pucks.

  • March 20, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    Well tomorrow should be busy then…..KD has some work to do

  • March 20, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    Fleury should have been pulled king has no ball’s hawks let players dictate to management what they want lanks should be playing hawks are stupid these border line guys should be playing time to evaluate and find out if they can play to make your moves apparently no one else gets traded probably no one wanted them the rocky horror show continues and will for the rest of the decade thank you Stan and poor ownership for letting him dovthis

  • March 20, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    Kubalik, deHaan and Carpenter will about noon and after. We get a 5th, 3rd and 6th.

    Gonna laugh my butt off if Fleury doesn’t get moved. A 3rd is better than him being here if you can find a team he can accept.

    Gonna be a tough summer for this team. Decisions from the Toews and Kane. How do you pay Dach? 2 years at $2.5-$2.7?

    Almost time to tune out. For sanity sake. At least there wasn’t any sex in the booth tonight.

  • March 20, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    With tdl comes the restricted movement between Nhl and Ahl, 4 callups allowed rest of the way unless for emergencies. The comment was already made they want to keep Rfd.s roster together as much as possible for rest of year, so likely not alot of movement tomorrow, hopefully Kubalik, Carpenter, Dehaan and MAF if he agrees at least.

    You can complain about Vlassics ice time if you want but when is out there he looks confident and making good plays. As you can tell by no posts about his mistakes he isn’t making too many, which is good thing for his confidence. Maybe there is something to be said for the way he is playing him, i’d like to see more of him too but not if is him getting overwhelmed alot.

  • March 20, 2022 at 10:12 pm

    SS, KD said he was the guy that negotiated Strome’s contract and exprct a similar one for Dach, see how close that is what happens, both were struggling with almost all the board here, a few weren’t but very few weren’t on the get rid of him wagon when Strome signed his.

  • March 20, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    dach isnt worth 2 million if he doesnt sign sit him out for the year hes never going to be good getting to be like capt serious a loafer no one wants to admit this team is really bad same game as before trying to bull shit the fans no one knows what there doing here pretty hopeless

  • March 20, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    Saw about 2/3rds of game – Strome continues to play well and the new guys are looking like they’ll fit in well plus there are the two first rounders from TBL to either use or trade later

    It’s hard to believe Fleury wouldn’t agree to move somewhere – he must know if he stays in CHI he’s not even going to play half the games

    Spare me with McCabe – if he could be gone this summer I would be a happy camper

    Agree Ian on Vlasic – I like what I’m seeing -hopefully he stays the rest of the season and gradually his TOI will come up

    Looking forward to not watching DeHaan Gus Carp and Kub – if KD is doing his job they should all be traded tomorrow and except for Gus I think they will be

    Stillman didn’t have a good game from what I saw – there will be lots of openings for young D next year if they make their case

  • March 20, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    DMen coming off the board. My under standing we can only retain two more players salaries. McCabe and deHaan probably the candidates for that. If STL looking for DMan might be helpful in two ways to trade either one to them.
    Would AZ take deHaan Kureshev Tampa #1 in ’24 for Chychrun?

  • March 20, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    kurashev scratched on 3-19 then scored the next game. scratched on 2-14 then scored the next game. time to play him every other game. might put up big numbers. or get rid of the bum.

  • March 21, 2022 at 12:17 am

    Let the losing commence folks. This is what our next 2-3 years looks like. Arizona ain’t got nothing on these Hawks. Load up the draft picks, get out from being under $20M to T&K and focus on player dev. Hopefully they can be watchable in 5 years, till then, fly the L.

  • March 21, 2022 at 1:07 am

    Those dreaming and hoping for McBain can stop watching. Arizona for a 2nd.

  • March 21, 2022 at 1:14 am

    That 2nd is actually the Vancouver 2nd, but may be high enough for JD to accept for Fleury. Let’s hope so.

  • March 21, 2022 at 6:29 am

    Hopefully KD can put more of a stamp on tdl than trading a 23 yr old heart of the team every team wanted, regardless how well the trade works out. Need some other players moved too.

  • March 21, 2022 at 6:42 am

    Agree Ian – trading Hagel for a good return was relatively easy – see how KD does today

  • March 21, 2022 at 7:45 am

    Great! Now the “Clown King” must incorporate Katchouk in the top 6 and let’s see what he has offensively! I hate that the “Clown King” reached out to the Lightning coach “Cooper” to find out what he has in these two guys. Why don’t you ask your scouts or the GM that traded for them, not the opposing coach. What if Cooper didn’t like Katchouk and wanted him buried on the Hawks as well. Typical “Clown King” move! How about watch some film of the two guys that you just acquired to see some of their strengths for yourself and see how to best utilize them! Jon Cooper is not in our organization! Until the Blackhawks get rid of the “Clown King” we are stuck in neutral. So, no matter who we trade or acquire today, this team is not going anywhere until we get the right person in charge behind the bench! Milbury was spot-on – Say NO to the Clown!

  • March 21, 2022 at 7:53 am

    Tommy Ivan: King won’t be back next year, it’s obvious that there is no communication between KD and King. King is just doing what he can for himself for next year and “casually” pointing out flaws from his employers. What else is he supposed to do??

  • March 21, 2022 at 8:05 am

    @Hammer…first of all, he should stop calling other coaches for feedback on his players! That is such a bullsh*t move, and as a former player I would have hated for my new coach to call my old coach, especially if I hated the guy or he hated me.

  • March 21, 2022 at 8:21 am

    Tommy Ivan: Coaches talk all the time to other coaches. Same as in all other sports.

  • March 21, 2022 at 8:33 am

    @Hammer – No sh*t! But, he should listen to his scouts and GM on how to use the kid. Not by what Jon Cooper told him. We have enough bottom sixers, let’s incorporate the kid who was a prolific scorer in the AHL on one of our scoring lines. I am tired of seeing Kubalik and Dach do nothing!

  • March 21, 2022 at 9:45 am

    Wrap wonder how they view the upcoming draft. Right now their own 2nd, in 40th overall range is likely only pick in top 80. The 3rd rounders of Leafs and Oilers most likely are between 80th and 96th overall. A couple more in top 80 be nice at least.

  • March 21, 2022 at 9:59 am

    Yes Ian. That was my thought with Minn getting the Vancouver 2nd from Arizona. Would fit Hawks needs for Fleury.

  • March 21, 2022 at 10:00 am

    re: Ian’s question about the 2022 draft class – almost universally the 2023 is considered a very strong draft while 2022 isn’t highly regarded. 2024 is still developing but scouts like that class more than ’22 right now, too. Which is why you see teams (like the Hawks) trading for futures and not immediate year picks

  • March 21, 2022 at 10:04 am

    Tommy Ivan: What if KD and the scouts don’t talk with King?? Who are our scouts?? They were fired.

  • March 21, 2022 at 10:13 am

    Tab could also indicate rather the riad to the bottom uas begun, not the rebuild has begun, which seems more likely. The strength of the drafts plays into that though.

    MAF to Wild maybe 2nd with conditions to be 1st from Friedman.

  • March 21, 2022 at 10:13 am

    Fleury to Minn for conditional 2nd

  • March 21, 2022 at 10:14 am

    Sorry road to bottom has begun

  • March 21, 2022 at 10:15 am

    @Hammer…c’mon! Do you really believe that? They want to see the products that they just purchased. I’m certain that they want to see these guys in roles where they have previously had success. I’m just hopeful that after today that we won’t have to watch Kubalik flub shots on goal, and that Dach goes down to Rockford to learn how to play hockey!

    I think the McBain trade is the precursor to the MAF trade to the Wild. As soon as I saw the AZ/Minn trade get reported, that it was the move to get MAF from us. I will gladly take 2 2nd’s in 2023 for MAF!

  • March 21, 2022 at 11:24 am

    Tommy Ivan: What does that have to do about coaches talking to coaches???? I’m sure King doesn’t believe a word KD or anyone else in the organization has to say. I can’t blame him either.

  • March 21, 2022 at 3:55 pm

    Only trade MAF to wild for second, could be first pick, shame we couldn’t get carpo as well in deal

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