The Chicago Blackhawks made a trade that shook the fanbase a little bit. They sent Duncan Keith to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Caleb Jones and a draft pick. It is a really nice trade for the Hawks as Keith is going to be 38 years old in a few days and Jones has the potential to be a good NHL defenseman. Of course, losing Keith is sad because of everything that he has meant but the future of the team has to be the most important at this point.
The acquisition of Caleb Jones could lead to more for the Blackhawks. So far this offseason, the Hawks have been linked to a few different players on the trade market. One of them is Caleb’s older brother Seth Jones. The elder Jones is a superstar defenseman that could change the fortunes of the franchise. If the Hawks used that money they are saving on Keith for Seth Jones, they would have an increased chance of being good.