Chicago Blackhawks: Dylan Strome headlines possible trade packages

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The New York Rangers acquiring Dylan Strome from the Chicago Blackhawks for a family reunion.

The Chicago Blackhawks need to add something to their roster to make up for the loss of Jonathan Toews and Kirby Dach. If they lose Dylan Strome too, that will be their top three centers from a year ago. With that, they are going to need some help in return down the middle. They might look for that in a direct trade for Strome and the New York Rangers can help them with that.

Filip Chytil is a very talented player that has yet to bloom in the NHL. He was the 21st overall pick by the New York Rangers in the 2017 NHL Draft so you know that he is supremely talented. If the Hawks can get a player like this back from Strome it would be a project but it could be a project that works out for them well someday.

The second round pick coming back in this projected trade is one that formerly belonged to the Buffalo Sabres. This pick given to the Rangers by the Sabres will probably slot higher than the Rangers own 3rd round pick based on the 2021 projected standings. The Rangers will probably be a bit of a better team so if you had to take someone’s pick from the third round, it would be the Buffalo one. For Dylan Strome, an inconsistent former first round pick and another team’s 3rd rounder seems very fair.

If Strome went to the New York Rangers he would slot in perfectly as a great 3rd line center. He would sit behind Mika Zibanejad and his older brother, Ryan Strome. If those are your top three centers, you are probably set to have a pretty good season.