The Blues defeated the Wings 2-1. The Detroit Red Wings have traded defenseman Brendan Smith to the New York Rangers in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2018 draft and a third-round pick in the 2017 draft. The 28-year-old Smith is a pending unrestricted free agent who holds a salary cap hit of $2.75 million.
There’s plenty of Blackhawks chatter to talk about in advance of Wednesday’s trade deadline, and even some topics that aren’t necessarily related to the deadline. Let's get to it. Are the rookies growing fast enough to warrant not participating in the trade deadline? — @Rileyrsm I wouldn’t exactly use the term "not participating." The Hawks are feeling out offers and making calls, but I wouldn’t say they are going to be major players. General manager Stan Bowman has given every indication both publicly and in talks with other teams that he likes his current team — and what’s not to like after the February the Hawks have had? The Hawks could still add a piece or two before the deadline, but I
The Carolina Hurricanes are sellers today; that’s no surprise to anyone. But instead of the usual suspects like Jay McClement, Derek Ryan or Matt Tennyson being the first entries into the deadline-day meat grinder, instead the first player mentioned that the Hurricanes are looking at maybe moving is...uh, Teuvo Teravainen?! Interesting indeed, in the Chinese curse sense of the word, I suppose. Teravainen, acquired last offseason along with Bryan Bickell in one of Ron Francis’ patented absorb-a-cap-hit-and-get-a-nice-player-too deals, is a restricted free agent after this season, the final one on his entry-level deal. He is not eligible for arbitration, and the Hurricanes would be able to make