Sheldon Brookbank #17 of the Chicago Blackhawks hoists the Stanley Cup Trophy after defeating the Boston Bruins in Game Six of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on June 24, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.
In this Tuesday edition of Hawks Headlines, we take a look at one member of the Chicago Blackhawks who won’t be back with the team when they reconvene for training camp, which players are most valuable in a potential trade, and how the team’s players stack up from a fantasy hockey perspective.
-We start out with news from over the weekend, as it was revealed that defenseman Sheldon Brookbank will be heading to training camp on a tryout with the Calgary Flames. That likely means that David Rundblad will get a chance to back-up Michal Rozsival as the sixth defenseman on the roster, but it could also mean that guys like Klas Dahlbeck and Stephen Johns could have a chance to make the roster. [Chicago Tribune]
-The Blackhawks have some really talented players on their roster, but based on their contracts, skillsets, and scarcity of positional talent, which of them is the most valuable trading chip? Randy Holt begins to break that down in Part 1 of his trade value countdown. [Second City Hockey]
-Could the 2014-15 season be the best chance that the Blackhawks are going to have to win a Stanley Cup in the foreseeable future? It may very well be. [Blackhawk Up]
-The good folks at Comcast SportsNet have been doing profiles of the players who will make up this season’s Blackhawks, and in this edition, they discuss the skillset of defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson. [CSN Chicago]
-NHL released its official fantasy hockey ratings over the weekend, and there were a slew of Blackhawks players who were ranked really high on the list. [Lets Go Hawks]
-Finally, if you want to check out the full list of 275 players, you can see it here. [NHL.com]