Could the Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks Make a Deal?

December 8th, 2009 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
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A number of Canadian media outlets are reporting that the Anaheim Ducks, who are currently in last place in the Western Conference, are looking to become active in the trade market.

Because of their poor performance so far this year, the Ducks appear to be ready to make some bold moves.

Perhaps the Chicago Blackhawks should give Ducks GM (and former Blackhawks player) Bob Murray a call.

Though the most popular names being rumored around Anaheim are Scott Niedermayer and Bobby Ryan, one deal that could make sense for both teams would include bringing a fan favorite back to Chicago.

James Wisniewski, who the Blackhawks dealt to Anaheim for Sami Pahlsson last year at the deadline, is having a career year already in southern California. The 25-year-old defenseman has 14 points (1 G, 13 A) in 24 games and is averaging a career high 24:26 of ice time a night.

He’ll be a restricted free agent when his contract, which has a $2.693 million cap number, ends this coming spring.

In exchange for Wisniewski, the Blac ...

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