Why It Was Tougher Than Expected to Trade Alex DeBrincat and Other Blackhawks Bullets

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Why It Was Tougher Than Expected to Trade Alex DeBrincat and Other Blackhawks Bullets

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So how was your Thursday? The Chicago Blackhawks made headlines all afternoon during the first round of the 2022 NHL Draft. And the shockwaves lasted well into the night. Let’s get to the business of catching up after a busy night before the second round begins this morning at 10:00 AM (on NHL Network).

  • But first, in case you missed it, here’s a full write-up on what we learned about Kyle Davidson’s vision for the future of the franchise after yesterday.
  • Did Davidson get the best deal he could for Alex DeBrincat? We started to hear buzz about his contract situation handicapping the Hawks’ ability to make a deal earlier in the week and, according to Chicago’s GM, that was a major factor in the return.
  • One social media account that apparently wasn’t a big fan of the DeBrincat trade was… the City of Chicago. Whelp…
  • So… now what do the Blackhawks do about the two elder statesmen in the locker room: Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews? We’ll talk more about that later this morning…
  • What happens when everyone things you’re going No. 1 to the home team and then you don’t? Apparently Shane Wright is committing last night to memory. He ended up going fourth to Montreal.
  • When Arizona drafted defenseman Maveric Lamoureux 29th overall, it wasn’t his personal fashion sense or game on the ice that got the attention of the analysts during the broadcast. There was a smooth pass involved, however.
  • Finally, we need a smile this morning. So here you go.

Author: Tab Bamford

Tab is the Lead Blackhawks voice for BN. He is the author of two books about the Blackhawks, most recently "Chicago Blackhawks: An Illustrated Timeline" (Reedy Press, 2021). Find him on Twitter at @The1Tab