The Athletic’s Mark Lazerus is reporting this afternoon that Blackhawks’ winger Dylan Strome is not expected to be traded before this afternoon’s trade deadline.
Source says not to expect a Dylan Strome trade today.
— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) March 21, 2022
Strome sticking around is a move that I saw coming, but now it’s all but confirmed the Chicago Blackhawks would hold onto the 25-year-old forward.
Strome’s recent run of success has been a blast to watch, and he may very well be capable of being this guy, the guy the Coyotes thought they were getting when they drafted him third overall, the guy the Blackhawks thought they could unearth when they traded for him a few years ago, over the long-term. But I don’t think he’s earned the confidence of those around the league yet as a player who can sustain this version of his game for more than a couple of months.
The Blackhawks would be selling low on Strome if they moved him today, and from what we’ve seen from Kyle Davidson’s returns on the Brandon Hagel and Marc-André Fleury trades the past few days, the rookie GM isn’t interested in selling-low.