It's a storyline that we've heard going back to last season and it popped up again this offseason but died down. 

However it's ramped up very quickly over the last 48hrs as the Chicago Blackhawks prepare for their season opener tonight. 

Dylan Strome has found himself on the trade block once again. 

According to various insiders, the Blackhawks and general manager Stan Bowman would like to get the trade done sooner than later. 

Why exactly is Strome getting pushed out of town?

NHL insider Elliotte Friedman reports that it's a combination of Jonathan Toews returning and Bowman really wanting to give center Henrik Borgstrom a shot. 

"Head coach Jeremy Colliton is talking about him as a fourth-liner, and that’s not a place he will thrive. With Jonathan Toews back and the organization heavily invested in Kirby Dach, there’s not much room for Strome. Other teams previously showed interest, and the Blackhawks are looking around. Chicago also made a big gamble on Henrik Borgstrom. Not only did they trade for him, but they took Brett Connolly’s $7M salary (over two years), which is now at AHL Rockford. Borgstrom’s a real talent and he’s been through a lot. Hope it works out for him."

Do you think Borgstrom can bring more to the Blackhawks than Strome?


Source: Elliotte Friedman