NHL Rumors: 4 Chicago Blackhawks Trade Candidates

Chicago Blackhawks general manager Kyle Davidson has a very unpopular job at the moment as he's completely tearing down a franchise with a winning pedigree. The full rebuild is on and expectation is Davidson has a five-year plan to turn things around. There's already been a ton of movement out of the Windy city, here's four more Blackhawks who aren't expected to last the season in Chicago:

Max Domi

After shipping out a bunch of young talent, Davidson turned some heads by signing Max Domi to a one-year contract. It's rather obvious the goal is Domi has a bounce-back season and amps up his trade value before the deadline so Davidson can turn around and cash in his asset. The 27-year-old forward is coming off a season where he registered 39 points in 72 games and showed well during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. It's very likely Chicago isn't a long-term option for Domi moving forward.

Andreas Athanasiou 

Much like Domi, Andreas Athanasiou signed a prove it contract in Chicago and now looks to have a monster season. The speedster is projected to play a ton of minutes with the Blackhawks in a top-six role, which could help propel his trade value before the deadline. Expect to see A.A moved this season as Davidson isn't going to be interested signing a 28-year-old forward to a long-term contract.

Patrick Kane & Jonathan Toews

Speaking of rebuilds, Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews want nothing to do with Davidson's plan. They've been vocal since Brandon Hagel was traded last season and now have watched the likes of Alex DeBrincat, Kirby Dach, among others be moved, meanwhile their both under 25 and you'd like be major pieces of a rebuild. 
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While it's not expected to happen until during the season, Kane and Toews are both going to be moved and won't be in Chicago after the trade deadline. Kane's been linked to the Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs, meanwhile Toews will be linked to the Washington Capitals, Winnipeg Jets and Colorado Avalanche.

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