The Chicago Blackhawks and Ottawa Senators agreed to the biggest trade of the NHL offseason so far.
The moves sees the Blackhawks send Alex DeBrincat to the Ottawa Senators with them receiving the 7th overall pick in tonight’s draft, the 39th overall pick in the draft, and a 2024 3rd round pick.
— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) July 7, 2022
The move is a huge win for the Senators as DeBrincat is just 24 years old, but has already had 2 seasons where he topped 40 goals and has only failed to reach 25 goals once in 5 NHL seasons.
The move is a bit less exciting for the Blackhawks and they seemingly once again head for a rebuild and land a surprisingly small trade package for a young player with this much goal scoring ability.
The move has seen the Blackhawks get crushed on Twitter.
The Chicago Blackhawks Are Getting Crushed After Trading Star Player To The Ottawa Senators
The city of Chicago has spoken. pic.twitter.com/4pQ62AdK0V
— Alexis Downie (@AlexisDownie_) July 7, 2022
Blackhawks fans seeing the return they got for Alex Debrincat: pic.twitter.com/Ik3tp9NexE
— FanDuel Sportsbook (@FDSportsbook) July 7, 2022
Somewhere right now, you gotta believe Patrick Kane is screaming his head off. Another successful linemate of his traded away in the midst of his prime. Truly sad stuff. #Blackhawks
— Talkin’ Hawkey (@TalkinHawkey) July 7, 2022
The Blackhawks will regret this one.
— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) July 7, 2022
On the surface this might look like a really bad trade for the Blackhawks. But if you actually crunch DeBrincat’s numbers and look at the analytics, you’ll quickly discover that was actually a really, really bad trade for the Blackhawks.
— GoodOneRandy (@justokay34) July 7, 2022
The Blackhawks will need to make those draft picks count or they’ll be ridiculed for this for years to come.