Chicago Blackhawks: Five players to trade this summer

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The Chicago Blackhawks are not going to the playoffs so there need to be some changes made this summer. These five guys could be traded as a result.

The Chicago Blackhawks had a tough year. They were not as good as some people predicted they might be. That has caused some people to wonder if Stan Bowman or Jeremy Colliton are done in their current roles after this season is over. A lot of strong decisions need to be made because this team is never going anywhere as currently constructed.

They have superstars like Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, and Duncan Keith that have all gotten it done for them in the past. Those guys, however, are all over 30 now which means that the window is closing on them to still be able to carry a team by themselves. In the case of Toews and Kane, they still have a while longer before they really fall off but they need some more help. This is going to be a big summer in determining what these guys need in order to help them.

Obviously, with so many trades that have gone wrong over the past few years, it is fair to wonder if Bowman is the right guy to be pulling the trigger on any of these future trades. He has made so many terrible moves over the past three seasons. You can argue that his lack of success on trades is why they aren’t going to the playoffs for three straight seasons. Some of them were disasters, even. With all of that being said, these are the five players that are the likeliest to be on the trade block once the season is over: