The Chicago Blackhawks are a strange team lately. Some of the moves they have made over the past five years have really made you scratch your head. They do some things that make themselves look like a team that is trying to win and others that sell a rebuild. Throughout the entire duration of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane’s contract, they have not won a single playoff series. Time is running out.
The Chicago Blackhawks and Columbus Blue Jackets might be able to get something done.
They are heavily involved in trade rumors for Seth Jones. He is a defenseman for the Columbus Blue Jackets and most would say he is a top-flight player. If he came to the Hawks, he would automatically be their number one. Not only would he be their number one, but he would also be a number one on most teams. This is a move that would tell the fanbase that they are trying to win.
Whether it is a good idea or not remains to be seen but as of now, it feels like a bad idea. However, if they did do it, they would need to give up a lot. One player that is now in rumors to go the other way is Kirby Dach. He was the Hawks’ third overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. There are a lot of people that would be into this trade and a lot of people that would hate it.
Dach is a good player with a high floor but it would be more than just a one-for-one trade. There are a lot of different trades that could come in a transaction like this. If a Kirby Dach for Seth Jones trade were to happen, it might look something like this: