With the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft quickly approaching, the Chicago Blackhawks continued efforts to make the event a showcase for the city and organization had brought them into some of the hotter rumors on Friday.
As for moving up in the draft tonight, Hawks will try depending on how the first round unfolds… may make that decision on the floor
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) June 23, 2017
Add Chicago to the mix of teams that has spoken to Montreal about Galchenyuk.
— David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) June 23, 2017
The Habs are reportedly looking for a puck moving defenseman and/or a legitimate top-six center. Whether or not Artem Anisimov would be willing to move is a question, but he would be a nice piece for the Canadiens to add as they continue to try to get Alex Radulov signed.