The Chicago Blackhawks are one of those teams that can do a bunch of different things at the trade deadline this year. They were already off to a good start with the acquisition of Vinnie Hinostroza and they kept it going with Thursday’s trade with the Florida Panthers. The hope is that this is the type of move that propels them into making even more good moves that can help them in the future.
This is a trade where the Chicago Blackhawks weaponized their cap space.
The Blackhawks sending Lucas Carlsson and Lucas Wallmark over to Florida in this deal makes a lot of sense. They just had Wallmark clear wavers a few days ago so now they packaged him with Carlsson to get some very nice players.