Blackhawks Trade Deadline Update: Kane and Toews Staying Put, Fleury's Asking Price, Strome, Hagel, More

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Blackhawks Trade Deadline Update: Kane and Toews Staying Put, Fleury’s Asking Price, Strome, Hagel, More

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With the NHL trade deadline just six days away, Mark Lazerus and Scott Powers compiled what they’re hearing regarding the Blackhawks’ asking prices for players they’re shopping. Laz and Powers also clarify who is not being shopped ahead of next Monday’s deadline. And all of it is worth your attention.

Let’s start with who isn’t being shopped.

•   According to Laz and Powers, Kyle Davidson has no intention of asking either Patrick Kane or Jonathan Toews to waive their no-movement clauses. So, Kane and Toews would have to initiate that conversation with Davidson, and neither has done so.

•   However, that hasn’t stopped multiple teams from checking on Kane’s availability. If we remember, the Colorado Avalanche is one team to do so. In addition, The Athletic‘s Chicago hockey tandem said that “one Western Conference source figured the asking price would start at two first-round picks, plus at least one high-end prospect.” Still, the belief is that Patrick Kane will sign an extension with the Blackhawks next summer and remain with the Blackhawks throughout their rebuild.

•   Marc-André Fleury’s asking price is a first-rounder plus an additional pick or prospect as reported pretty widely at this point. The problem is, there are only a handful of teams that need a goaltender that bad, and we still have no clarity on whether or not Fleury is even interested in being traded. His agent said as recently as Sunday that while discussions have taken place between Fleury and the Blackhawks, no decision has been made.

•   Ryan Carpenter, Calvin de Haan, Dominík Kubalik, and Dylan Strome were also mentioned as players the Blackhawks are still actively shopping. The starting point for trades involving de Haan and Kubalík are reportedly second-round picks, while Ryan Carpenter’s asking price is a late-round pick.

•   Interestingly, Brandon Hagel’s name was not mentioned as a player being shopped by the Blackhawks, but that won’t stop teams from calling. Dylan Strome was also mentioned as a player the Blackhawks are looking to trade with an asking price of a second-round pick, even despite his strong play in recent months.

I don’t believe they should trade Dylan Strome just yet, and here’s why:


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Author: Patrick K. Flowers

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