There's no doubt about it, the Chicago Blackhawks need a bit of a roster shakeup to make it back to the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2018-19.
To do so, it looks like Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman might turn to one of his favourite trade partners, the Carolina Hurricanes.
According to Scott Powers of The Athletic, the Blackhawks have been in discussion with the Hurricanes regarding defenseman Justin Faulk and goaltender Scott Darling.
The Hurricanes are gearing up for a complete roster turnover and Faulk's name has been on the top of the list, the current management don't look too confident with Darling either.
Darling's rights were traded by the Hawks to Carolina last season for a third round pick, the goalie would end up signing a four year $16.6million extension with Carolina. After his success as a backup in Chicago, he had the worst season of his career in Carolina putting up a 13-21-7 record along with a 3.18 goals against average and .888 save percentage.
As for Faulk, he's recognized as one of the best offensive defenseman who has been stuck on one of the worst teams. He carries a $4.83million cap hit for the next two seasons. The 26 year old's best season came in 2014-15 when he put up 49 points in 82 games which included 15 goals, he then put up seasons of 16 and 17 goals following that before hitting a slump this past season with only eight.
No word from Powers on what could be going the other way.