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from Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago, So what could the Hawks get back for Bolland? There are rumors which seem to have some basis coming out of Pittsburgh that 6-foot-4, 220-pound center Jordan Staal will be available via the trade market. He has one year left on a deal with a salary cap hit of $4 million. He’ll be an unrestricted free-agent after next season as will teammate Sidney Crosby. Staal, 23, had 25 goals and 25 assists in 62 games last season and would be a perfect fit for the Hawks….
Bolland alone won’t get Staal. Not even close. But Bolland and hot prospect Brandon Saad might get the Penguins to the table. Saad is a Pittsburgh native and very popular in that area. A package of Bolland, Saad, another prospect and a first-round pick or two might get Staal to Chicago.
The Penguins undoubtedly would want to trade Staal to a Western Conference team and the Hawks likewise, with Bolland heading the other way. Maybe it takes another player from the Hawks roster but the Penguins...
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All remains quiet on the Pittsburgh Penguins' front -- at least publicly -- but speculation about the future of star center Jordan Staal isn't going to disappear. For the first time since Staal was drafted in 2006, general manager Ray Shero has admitted he is unsure about the future of the "three-center model." For the past six seasons, the Penguins have enjoyed...
A great deal has been said about the performance of the two guys that played the goaltender position for the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2011-12 season. But they have made a number of moves to improve the organization’s depth at … Continue reading →
Earlier today, we noted that the Blackhawks were close to signing goalie Mac Carruth. They have reportedly signed him to a three-year, entry-level deal with a $525k cap number (per RDS). It is a two-way deal.
RDS reported early on Friday evening that the Blackhawks have agreed to terms on a one-year, $600k deal with veteran forward Jamal Mayers. Mayers had six goals and nine assists in 81 regular season games in 2011-12. He ranked third … Continue reading →
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Here's a quickie going into the Memorial Day weekend:
I'm hearing through a top source that Scott Mellanby, who used to play for Joel Quenneville and has served for the last two seasons as an assistant on the Blues' staff, will discuss the Hawks' assistant coach vacancy with Quenneville next week.
A former NHL captain, Mellanby scored...
The Blackhawks have decided to bring back Jamal Mayers for another year for a $600K cap hit. $550K will be guaranteed money while $50K will be paid in bonuses.
Mayers, 37, contributed 6 goals and 9 assists in the regular season along with a minus-4 rating on the 4th line for the majority of the year. The NHL veteran of 14 seasons (St. Louis Blues, Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames...