A Summary of the Chicago Blackhawks’ Offseason Moves

July 9th, 2010 by Bryan Dietzler Leave a reply »
Curious about what the Chicago Blackhawks have done so far since winning the Stanley Cup last month? Wondering what the variety of moves the Hawks have made during this period means to the future of the team? Take a look below to find out.

The following is a list of moves that the Blackhawks have made during this offseason to date. 

They are listed in trade or acquisition groupings.


Trade to Atlanta (RW Dustin Byfuglein, LW Ben Eager, D Brent Sopel, RW Akim Alu for C Marty Reasoner, LW Jeremy Morin and a First Round Draft Pick (2010))

The Blackhawks made their first big move of the offseason by trading Byfuglein, Eager and Sopel, along with prospect Alu to the Atlanta Thrashers for some additional talent that could be developed at some point later on down the road.

The move allowed the Hawks to open up some much needed cap space to ensure that they wouldn’t go over the salary cap and still have room to sign some of their key players. They managed to make this trade at the right time with the stock of those three players (Byfuglien, Eager and Sopel) high after helping the Hawks win the Stanley ...

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