The Blackhawks have reportedly traded forward Tommy Wingels to the Boston Bruins for a 5th round draft pick, towards the end of today’s trade deadline [To continue reading full article, click here: REPORT: Blackhawks Trade Tommy Wingels to Boston]
Good for Tommy, he gets to go to the playoffs(without buying a ticket), with a chance to put his name on the cup. That was never going to happen in SJ or Chicago in his time left to play. Boston is one of the favorites in the East, so Wingles gets to add some depth, and play a 4th line roll similar to the role he played here, but on a better team.
Maybe the Hawks will draft a much needed goalie with that extra 5th rounder. That would make this trade one to remember.
Onwards indeed. I still feel like this team is going to play a bit better down the stretch here with no pressure and no trade deadline hanging over them (Q included). This year felt like the Hawks were just ‘off’ in some intangible way – I think this year is as low as it gets for the Hawks for the next few years.