Thursday, January 10, 2008

Another Hawks trade imminent?

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Blackhawks GM Dale Tallon is not done trading and may make a move as early as Friday. He has made several roster alterations to try to pull his club out of their seven game losing streak. "There's a strong possibility there will be a trade shortly," Tallon said Thursday night. "We're looking to get more of a veteran on the back end to help our kids and somebody who fits into our plans." The Hawks already made a move Thursday and could try to bring in a bigger-named defenseman. "We're looking at our options," Tallon added. "Whether it's a big deal or not, it has to make sense for us. We're building something for the future here." Source

According to radio reports in Chicago, the Hawks could also be looking at Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Dan Boyle. Boyle is expected to return sometime in late January after being out with a wrist injury.

The following rumours are from Marty York of Metro News:

Sources are saying that the Ottawa Senators are close to trading defenseman Wade Redden, fearing his impending free agency. Perhaps Chicago?

The Sens could also be offering a contract to goaltender Curtis Joseph.

The Calgary Flames could "bring in" defenseman Bryan Marchment and forward Stephane Matteau. However, both are retired and Marchment is currently a scout for the San Jose Sharks.

There is speculation that Florida Panthers forward Olli Jokinen and GM/Coach Jacques Martin are not getting along.

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