It'd be hard to imagine that we, Chicago, would deal a defensemen like Seabrook who's on our top pairing with Duncan Keith. If the defense isn't broken on the top, don't fix it. Yes, we need cap space. So, hopefully Bowman can deal correctly and get some decent talent back in some trades while saving money.
Trading Seabrook would be a very very big mistake.
There is no one on the Sens roster that could fit under our cap that would be even close to fair value for Seabs, at least through the eyes of the Hawks management. It's not like we're drowning in great physical defensive d-men.
Not really interesting considering there are no names or info. But still, seems like Murray talks to Chicago every couple months, Barker's name seems to come up often as well. Senschirp has the same up as well but it looks more like speculation.
Hang on, let me reach into my pocket of terrible proposals. It's really hard to get anything out of these dump teams (Ottawa, Toronto) to be fair.
What do you mean?
I would hope that wasn't a shot at Ottawa, a team who had made the playoffs 11 straight times while the Hawks festered at the sidelines.
I would also hope you have more hockey knowledge than that considering it's pretty obvious that Anton Volchenkov is probably the best player you could possibly acquire in moving towards the playoffs and perhaps even the Cup Finals.
Or that we have defensive prospects that most other teams dream about.
With rumors of them signing Kane/Toews/Keith to long term big $ deals I could see them looking around to move one or more of Campbell/Hossa/Sharp.
But unless they're willing to take one or both of Cheechoo/Kelly in return I don't see how this could work.
Sadly for us, Campbell has a NTC. So, let's say Ottawa wanted Campbell during the Heatley discussions for us, he could've put his NTC into affect, and there'd be no deal with either team unless they worked something else out without Soupy (unlikely). I don't see why the Hawks trade Hossa or think about trading him before he even laces up the skates for a real game. Not to mention, he signed a 12 year deal. Now, Sharp, is definetely a trade option. Obviously, Toronto would take him. He makes 3.9 million per year. That could be huge to let him loose even though some wouldn't like it. Toews, Kane, and Keith's new contracts could equal about 17 million. Sharp is tradable, and I'd want some defensmen back, or else I'd hold on to him.