Official Blackhawks Trade Proposal/Trade Rumour Thread
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02-24-2013, 08:11 PM
Join Date: Dec 2005
Originally Posted by
Sir Psycho T
If the Hawks are trading for anything is C depth. While I agree with Savara and that I don't have total faith in our goalies, they have earned a chance this year with their play and I think we're OK on D depth for now. We see with Bolland out a game just how quickly our C depth falls. God help us if Toews ever misses a 2-3 game stretch, Bolland, Kruger, Shaw, Mayers, isn't exactly the C depth of a Cup winning team.
Doesn't even have to be a star player, just a reliable NHL C who can do what you expect from a 2-3 C. Win draws, back-check well, put up 40+ points. Because this team lacks it. Then you could slot Bolland back to #3 where he is best especially come play-offs.
If we're talking trades, one of my favorite prospects is Corban Knight, centering University of North Dakota's top line. Having seen him for over 60 games, I think he has #2 centerman in his future. Quick more so than fast, 6-1, 180 pounds, big enough to take some pounding. Good hockey sense, moves the puck and finds teammates. Good in the defensive zone.
He's top-5 in NCAA scoring, but almost as important here is that he is nearly 60% on faceoffs. The last time we had someone that good on faceoffs, his name was Toews.
Florida owns his rights (5th round, 2009). Could trade a prospect for a prospect.
Downside is he probably needs a year or two in the AHL, and the Hawks may need more help at center sooner.
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