3 Blackhawks Who Won't Survive the Trade Deadline

The Chicago Blackhawks remain at the bottom of the NHL standings, positioning them as sellers ahead of the deadline. In other words, don't be shocked if these three players aren't in the Windy City after March 8.

Tyler Johnson is one Blackhawk who likely won't be around anymore after the trade deadline.
Tyler Johnson is one Blackhawk who likely won't be around anymore after the trade deadline. / Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Jarred Tinordi, D

If any NHL clubs are looking to boost their size on the backend, the Blackhawks could wind up receiving a lot of calls regarding defenseman Jarred Tinordi.

Size is important when the playoffs arrive and Tinordi boasts that in spades, standing 6-foot-6 and weighing 229 pounds. He's only played in 33 games this season but that hasn't stopped him from showcasing his physicality, proven by his 103 hits and 65 blocked shots (just three away from matching his career high).

Tinordi is never going to be the most skilled player on any roster, but that doesn't matter in the postseason. Teams love deploying mean, rugged defensemen who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty when the time comes, making the 32-year-old the prototypical blueliner for playoff hockey.

Tinordi has only played in 13 playoff games to date, so it makes even more sense that the Blackhawks would be willing to move him to a contender in the coming weeks.