Here we go. I’m not really used to this as a Blackhawks fan, but that’s where we are at this point in the season. The Hawks have a lot of ground to makeup if there’s any chance of making the playoffs. For all the noobs out there, that means they’re sellers at the deadline. Bowman made some moves for this one, and it starts with Ryan Hartman.
To save some typing, here’s the full trade.
I’ll start it off by saying, Stan fleeced ’em. In his rookie season, we thought this guy would be a more skilled and younger version of Andrew Shaw. Sadly, that wasn’t the case. He was supposed to fill that Shaw role and couldn’t. I hate to see him go, but the Hawks get a couple of early draft picks and a forward with a lot to learn. Hartman notched 27 goals and 30 assists with his short time with the Hawks, then again he notched 128 penalty minutes in two seasons. Nashville gets a young, scrappy winger with good hair and a bright future. That’s about it. A bunch of teams were in on him, but at least he goes to a contender.
The Hawks also traded a smaller piece in Tommy Wingels. Wingles heads to Boston in exchange for a 5th rounder in next years draft. Not much to say about Tommy. I wish he could’ve gotten more chances in Chicago, but it is what it is. He’s tough, and knows how to kill penalties. Boston gets an aging center piece for their run.
Still a little sad that we’ve come to this point. I hate my team trying to sell. Just try to make it to baseball season, Hawks fans.