2010 NHL Draft: Toronto-Chicago Blockbuster Trade Idea

June 16th, 2010 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
The NHL Draft is just a little over a week away, and there are 29 teams trying to figure out how they can be the next to lift the Stanley Cup above their heads next June. As each team evaluates their individual situations, trade rumors are running wild throughout the NHL.

Some are interesting, some are junk.

Every team has issues they are working through right now, and some situations line up better than others for potential trade scenarios. Let's evaluate two teams that might be able to make a deal: the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Chicago Blackhawks.

It has become a well-known fact that the Maple Leafs are dealing with four significant issues right now.

They were not very good in 2009-10. They have very few draft picks the next two years. Tomas Kaberle will not be back next year. They have a ton of cap space. The Blackhawks also have a number of well known facts that they are dealing with right now.

They just won the Stanley Cup. They have a handful of early draft choices in the next two years. They need to cut salary. So how do these two teams get together to make a deal happen? With the draft in just over a wee ...

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