Blackhawks Rumors: Chicago Could Make Bold Trade at NHL Draft

The Chicago Blackhawks are a team to watch this offseason. Still among the beginning stages of their rebuild, GM Kyle Davidson controls the timeline and it will be fun to watch how aggressive the team becomes to upgrade their roster this summer.

Is it time? Connor Bedard proved he's going to be as good as advertised so should the Blackhawks take advantage of the boat loads of cap space and draft capital to make a series of bold additions. Davidson has turned some heads with the signings of Corey Perry and Nick Foligno last summer, so it does seem like everything is on the table.

There's also the Blackhawks draft capital to consider. Davidson has a ton of trade chips to work with including Tampa Bay's first round pick, 20th overall, as well as the second selection and three second-round picks to consider moving for NHL proven talent. Not the mention, close to $34 million in projected cap space. Options appear unlimited at this point.

It's likely Davidson works the trade market to see what type of talent he can bring in. Certainly a chance he moves on from his second first-rounder and entertains moving at least one of his second rounders. Bedard needs some help up front and it could be coming as soon as year two. Matt Larkin of Daily Faceoff mentioned a couple names in a recent article as potential targets including Nikolaj Ehlers in Winnipeg and Travis Konecny in Philadelphia. 

Chicago has a crazy hockey market with a very loyal fan base who is ready for the team to make their way back into contention. Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane era 2.0. If Davidson is able to get this right and leverage his trade capital and cap space, things could be turning around in the windy city much faster than many anticipated.

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