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Chicago receives Brett Connolly, Riley Stillman, rights to Henrik Borgström and pick from Florida in exchange for Lucas Carlsson and Lucas Wallmark
Dont know much about them ,Chicago receives Brett Connolly, Riley Stillman, rights to Henrik Borgström and pick from Florida in exchange for Lucas Carlsson and Lucas Wallmarkwww.nhl.com
Borg? Borg has sick hands. He just can't deke out nhl defenseman. And yes, he's Strome bad in his own zone.
According to Panthers announcer, Connolly was a bad contract $3 M salary dump.Chicago receives Brett Connolly, Riley Stillman, rights to Henrik Borgström and pick from Florida in exchange for Lucas Carlsson and Lucas Wallmarkwww.nhl.com
I agree,Borgstrom is POTENTIALLY the get for the Hawks as is the 3.5MX2 in cap relief for a player who didn't play is for the Cats. I don't see Carlsson playing there after Fla got Montour,Stillman might see a bit of action here and Walmark might see a bit of action there but the trade was basically taking Connolly's deal for the center prospect. IMO next year is make or break for Borgstrom....he'll be 24 when it starts. If the big Finn center breaks through,it would give the team three big,young centers and if he doesn't,he doesn't.....Connolly's money can and probably will be bought out regardless.I hate Bowman as much as the next guy, but this trade is fine. We already have a plethora of prospect depth at D (which we still have as the deal involves another D prospect coming back), Carlsson's stock was dropping, you bolster your center prospect depth with Borgstrom. Wallstrom sucked here and he wasn't going to be re-signed anyway, so at least Stan got something for him.
You never know how truly good a trade will be until the players pan out or not, but in the present, it isn't a horrible move for a rebuilding team. This move is actually encouraging in my view because it shows that Bowman gets that he should be rebuilding and stockpiling picks/prospects. The Hawks got the best piece of the trade with Borgstrom, who is a former first round pick.