With the UFA market set to open tomorrow at noon, a lot of speculation has been going around the league. Huge trades and small improvements are all possible, depending on each GM's strategy.
The Blackhawks have been quietly moving assets since their last catastrophic playoff exit, and a piece might fall into place soon.
We start to see a pattern developing in Chicago now. With Brandon Saad and Patrick Sharp moving back to their former club, it seems a certain willingness to rebuild the glorious roster that brought Stanley Cups in Chicago is present. It might be an interesting strategy, but in exchange they had to lose Artemi Panarin and Niklas Hjalmarsson.
Will the bet pay off? We'll see pretty quickly.