NHL Rumors: 2 Chicago Blackhawks Trade Candidates

The Chicago Blackhawks surprised many earlier this season when they announced a full rebuild was beginning and made it known to other teams just about everyone is available on the trade market. Besides for Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Seth Jones, Chicago is willing to listen to trade offers. Let's take a look at the two Blackhawks who are most likely of the bunch to get traded:

Calvin de Haan

Playoff bound teams can not have enough depth on the blue line and de Haan has become one of the more talked about on the trade market. He's 30 years old and has been around the block with over 500 career NHL games under his belt. So far this season the former first-round pick has collected five points in 51 games and sits sixth on the team in ice-time per night. Known for his defensive abilities and underrated first pass, de Haan loves to muck it up in the dirty areas of the ice and isn't afraid to use his body. The 6-foot-1 defender has blocked 138 shots and tallied 108 hits on the season. As for interested teams, the Toronto Maple Leafs, Florida Panthers, and Boston Bruins appear to have the most interest to this point and lots can change between now and the March 21 deadline.

Marc-Andre Fleury

While Brandon Hagel is drawing a ton of trade calls, to this point no team is willing to trade a first-round pick and a top prospect for the 23-year-old who is having another fine season. While Hagel remains a possibility so does netminder Marc-Andre Fleury. The latest remains that Fleury will be involved in all the trade talks and any move won't be a surprise. The Washington Capitals have made multiple offers but to this point Fleury's commitment to the Pittsburgh Penguins appears to be pulling on his heart strings. 

As Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reported on Saturday night, Fleury is open to a move if the team has a legit chance of winning the Stanley Cup and he sees his opportunity to play and make a difference. Doesn't sound like he's interested to be a security blanket on the bench and wants to play down the stretch. The Toronto Maple Leafs were reportedly kicking tires this week, as were the Colorado Avalanche. Other teams likely in the mix include the Edmonton Oilers and Minnesota Wild. Any deal is in the hands of 'The Flower' so we'll all have to wait and see what blossoms before next Monday.

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