Blue Jackets delighted to add Brandon Saad

Neil Parker

2015-06-30

 

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Fantasy take on Chicago-Columbus deal, and here is a hint, it comes up aces …

 

 

 

The Chicago Blackhawks traded Brandon Saad, Michael Paliotta and Alex Broadhurst to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Artem Anisimov, Jeremy Morin, Corey Tropp, Marko Dano and a fourth-round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft Tuesday, June 30.

 

There will likely be varying takes on this deal, for obvious reasons. Firstly, though, because at face value, the Blackhawks appear to have received a little less than they could/should have.

 

Unfortunately, time was an important factor in this deal, similar to the trade the Boston Bruins made to ship out Dougie Hamilton. After all, this isn’t a video game or fantasy league. There was a closing window, and the Blackhawks added three roster players, and Corey Tropp who can eat fourth-line minutes, if needed.

 

Why didn’t they deal Patrick Sharp, Corey Crawford or Bryan Bickell?

 

Probably because there are 29 general managers who aren’t giddy over helping the Stanley Cup Champions slip out of another looming cap disaster. They’re still not in an ideal spot after this deal, either.

UPCOMING GAMES

Mar 29 - 12:03 PHI vs PIT
Mar 29 - 15:03 CHI vs L.A
Mar 29 - 15:03 N.J vs CAR
Mar 29 - 15:03 WPG vs VGK
Mar 29 - 19:03 STL vs MIN
Mar 29 - 20:03 EDM vs ANA
Mar 29 - 21:03 COL vs NSH
Mar 29 - 22:03 S.J vs ARI

STARTING GOALIES

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HOT PLAYERS

  Players Team GP G A P
EVGENI MALKIN PIT 5 4 7 11
ADAM FOX NYR 4 1 6 7
JAKUB VORACEK PHI 6 0 10 10
NATHAN MACKINNON COL 5 2 6 8
MIKA ZIBANEJAD NYR 29 25 19 44
NIKITA KUCHEROV T.B 24 16 20 36
KEVIN FIALA MIN 11 9 7 16
EVANDER KANE S.J 7 5 5 10
KYLE CONNOR WPG 7 8 2 10
RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS EDM 17 8 16 24

LINE COMBOS

  Frequency WSH Players
28.4% EVGENY KUZNETSOV ALEX OVECHKIN TOM WILSON
19.6% NICKLAS BACKSTROM T.J. OSHIE JAKUB VRANA
16% NIC DOWD GARNET HATHAWAY RICHARD PANIK

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