The Chicago Blackhawks are buyers at this year's trade deadline. That much is certain as the team looks to win its fourth Stanley Cup in seven years. A year ago, trades brought in Antoine Vermette, Kimmo Timonen and Andrew Desjardins to the eventual NHL champions. This year, GM Stan Bowman will once again look to strengthen his team for a big playoff run.
The NHL trade deadline is set for 3 p.m. ET on Feb. 29. Already we've seen the Blackhawks make six trades this season, including a blockbuster to acquire Jets forward Andrew Ladd from Winnipeg on Thursday. They've also acquired several other players to make a playoff run and might not even be done.
That means we're going to hear a lot about what the Blackhawks might do before the end of the month. Here's a roundup of every major rumor and trade-related piece of news involving Chicago in a list that will be regularly updated until the Feb. 29 deadline.
Feb. 29: Leafs may still be willing to acquire Bickell
Feb. 29: Hawks still pushing hard to move Bryan Bickell and willing to retain salary
Feb. 28: Devils are telling teams defenseman Eric Gelinas is available
Feb. 28: Hawks still eyeing d-man, asking price on Hamhuis remains too high
Feb. 28: New Jersey's David Schlemko could be had for a mid-round pick
Feb. 27: Hawks GM Stan Bowman says "anything is possible" re: Bryan Bickell
Feb. 27: Bowman says the Hawks are "most likely" done dealing
Feb. 27: The Hawks tried to deal Bryan Bickell to Florida but deal is likely dead
Feb. 26: Hawk want to add winger to play with Teuvo
Feb. 26: Hawks, Kings close to Rob Scuderi-Christian Ehrhoff trade
Feb. 26: Hawks' interest in Dan Hamhuis has "cooled considerably"
Feb. 26: Hawks "working hard" to acquire Hamhuis
Feb. 25: Hawks might still be in play for Hamhuis after Ladd trade
Feb. 25: Andrew Ladd talks are "heating up" between Hawks and Jets
Feb. 25: Hawks have 'serious interest' in Radim Vrbata, Hamhuis
Feb. 25: Asking price for Andrew Ladd is a 1st-round pick plus a top prospect
Feb. 24: P.A. Parenteau told he'll be traded by Leafs ... but his agent denies the report
Feb. 24: The Lightning prefer to deal Jonathan Drouin "sooner than later"
Feb. 24: Roughly "one-third" of the NHL has interest in Drouin
Feb. 23: Arizona pulled its offer to Mikkel Boedker, making a trade more likely
Feb. 23: Bowman is set to be at the Jets' game tonight
Feb. 23: Word of "concrete offers" for Ladd is "still a little premature"
Feb. 23: The Hawks are "working really hard right now" to move Bryan Bickell
Feb. 22: The Maple Leafs "kicked the tires" on Bickell
Feb. 22: Bowman was scouting the Canadiens-Predators game
Feb. 22: The odds of Ladd returning to Chicago are "decent"
Feb. 21: Six teams pursuing Ladd, at least one has offered a first-round pick
Feb. 19: The Hawks "very aggressively" pursuing top-line rental winger
Feb. 19: The Hawks and Lightning discussed Drouin recently
Feb. 18: Eric Staal will be an option for the Blackhawks
Feb. 17: McKenzie: "I don't think there's any question Blackhawks have interest in Andrew Ladd"
Feb. 16: Stan Bowman says the Hawks are "strong" at center so wing or defense would be the target
Feb. 15: Edmonton's Teddy Purcell is one player the Hawks reportedly looked at
Jan. 17: Bickell's agent says he's hoping for a trade