Every Blackhawks 2017 offseason rumor in one place
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It’s been two years since the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup, and they’re trying to figure out how to do it again. That means another summer of moves to prepare for the 2017-18 season, which will also see the addition of the Vegas Golden Knights to the NHL.
The Blackhawks have already made some minor moves this summer, including coaching changes, re-signing Richard Panik, and trading Scott Darling, but the real action is yet to come. There’s been word that GM Stan Bowman could be unusually active this year, and while whispers don’t guarantee it plays out that way, a first-round sweep would be a logical impetus to shake it up.
Big names could be in play this summer, and that adds intrigue to what’s always an interesting time of the year.
With that in mind, we’ll be keeping a running tab of the biggest offseason reports and rumors from credible sources here. This post will be regularly updated with the latest, so stay tuned all offseason. For all completed moves, check out our transaction tracker here.
July 1: Patrick Sharp is returning to the Blackhawks
June 27: Blackhawks, Sam Gagner have mutual interest
June 26: Blackhawks interested in defenseman Karl Alzner
June 25: Blackhawks may try to bring back Patrick Sharp
June 23: Marcus Kruger trade still likely
June 23: T.J. Oshie a possibility to replace Artemi Panarin
June 21: Blackhawks expected to keep Marcus Kruger through expansion draft
June 20: Marian Hossa’s NHL career could be over
June 20: Blackhawks, Ville Pokka are working on a new deal
June 18: The TVR-Kruger deal between the Hawks and Golden Knights is in place
June 18: The Hawks and RFA Dennis Rasmussen are having trouble agreeing to a deal
June 17: Marcus Kruger still hasn’t been told of his fate this offseason
June 17: Patrick Sharp has “zero chance” of returning to the Blackhawks
June 12: Brent Seabrook trade is highly unlikely
June 10: Blackhawks will try to move up from No. 26 pick in first round
June 10: Blackhawks “likely” to trade core player soon?
May 31: Blackhawks trying to send TVR-Kruger package to Golden Knights
May 30: Blackhawks could try to make deal with Golden Knights to keep TVR
May 23: Blackhawks pursuing defenseman Jan Rutta
May 15: Scott Darling was the Stars’ first choice before acquiring Ben Bishop