Chicago discussing Hjalmarsson package with Habs for Plekanec
First off, this is not Eklund. This is John Jaeckel, the Chicago Blackhawks blogger on hockeybuzz.com. Jaeckel says that Kane nor Subban are involved in trade negotiations, but Plekanec and Hjalmarsson are the center pieces of the deal. Montreal already has an excess amount of defensemen, so if this article is true then there must be some more moves coming up shortly. Bergevin also (obviously) has a history with Chicago, as he was the assistant general manager there last season. What do you all think could be added to Hjalmarsson to get Plekanec? Montreal is looking to get bigger, and is looking for a top-6 forward or a top-9 forward who is able to play in the top-6.
McNeil/Danault (take your pick)
Kruger 2012 2nd
I think you mean 2013 2nd, which the Hawks don't own right now. If we could get one from another team via trade I'd like this deal. Don't see Mtl going for it though. Plek would be a perfect fit on the Hawks. Also instead if Mtl wants an NHL ready guy they could swap the prospect for a big forward like Bickell(great cap hit) or maybe Stalberg(take out the 2nd).
So something like: