I think that fourfeather and beaverwarrior's comments from last post about Campbell's inevitable trade should be treated as gold and posted across the internet for everyone to see. Right on the money.
Wouldn't you know it, Brian Campbell trade to Florida a reality. Huge options for Blackhawks emerge.
Florida, in need of finding some expensive players to raise their cap hit above the sea level, might have found it in Brian Campbell, who has waived his no-trade clause in order to move into the Panther's home. Bam!
Something I have been asking to happen for a while has come true. I am indeed in awe of SB's powers and think that this could be the best move possible for the future of the Hawks. To Campbell, thanks for being a part of the Stanley Cup year, but it was time.
In some less gratifying news to my ears, Brouwer has been traded to the Washington Capitals in exchange for a first-round pick. Of the players on the Hawk's roster, these might be the two I expected to go the most. I like Brouwer a lot, but feel he has underperformed for the Hawks. He might find some better success in Washington.
With the recent change in the cap situation and these new moves, the Blackhawks and SB no have some breathing room and many options. Nice to see. Sharp's contract is now an easier deal and the Hawks can find the size they need while maybe bringing in another big name player. Wish we could grab a few that we lost last off-season.
I can firmly say that at this moment, I believe in Stan Bowman.