The Chicago Blackhawks and general manager Stan Bowman had a very quiet trade deadline, silent as a matter of fact.
The Blackhawks GM made the majority of his moves earlier in the season and one in the summer.
Bowman of course traded Jordan Oesterle, Vinnie Hinostroza and Marian Hossa's contract to Arizona back in July, then hooked up with Arizona again in November as he acquired Brendan Perlini and Dylan Strome for Nick Schmaltz. Bowman followed that up in December by getting rid of Brandon Manning and landing Drake Caggiula.
While speaking to the media on Monday, Bowman explained that as the Hawks continue to change their roster, the bigger moves will likely happen in the summer.
“Reshaping your team doesn’t happen overnight,” Bowman said. “It’s a process. It’s not one or two moves. I think the process has begun already with some of the trades that we have made. You look back at where we were four months ago to the team we have now, and I think some things have changed for the better. We’ve really got two pretty reliable consistent offensive lines. Some of those guys on those — (Drake) Caggiula wasn’t here and he’s been a nice addition and same thing with (Dylan) Strome. Those moves have already happened.
"We’re going to probably look at reshaping our team through potential trades between now and next season, as well as free agency. Those are the two ways as well as players graduating from junior to the American League or the American League to the NHL.”
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