Reports are flowing in that the Blackhawks have made a blockbuster trade with the Atlanta Thrashers. ESPN's Pierre Lebrun, one of the most reputable hockey writers in the business, confirms that the deal is done.
The trade is believed to include Dustin Byfuglien, Brent Sopel, and Ben Eager. The Hawks would likely get back draft picks and prospects.
Nothing is 100% confirmed yet, but there will be more coming in about this story soon.
UPDATE: The official deal, according to Bob McKenzie's Twitter, is Byfuglien, Sopel, Eager, and prospect Akim Aliu to Atlanta for the 24th overall, 54th overall, Marty Reasoner, and Jeremy Morin.
We'll miss you, Buff..
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