The Chicago Blackhawks are once again one of the worst teams in the NHL as their rebuild continues. The Blackhawks currently have the second-worst record in the NHL and stip at the bottom of the Central Division with a 13-26-4 record and 30 points. The Blackhawks are looking to get the most out of their aging veterans as they stockpile draft picks and prospects. The organization is officially on Connor Bedard watch as they try to lock up the number one overall pick in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft.
In the offseason, the Blackhawks unloaded forward Alex DeBrincat to the Ottawa Senators for picks and prospects. With the March 3rd trade deadline nearing, expect this team to trade away Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews.
Both veterans will be an excellent addition to a playoff contender as they look to improve their roster. It has been speculated as to what the asking price would be for Toews, and it has finally become known what the acquisition price would be for the Chicago Blackhawks captain.
According to information provided by Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the veteran center would only cost a second and third-round pick to the team that acquires him.
Friedman also mentioned that several teams told him this would be the price for Toews.
The price seems about right, as Toews is a three-time Stanley Cup winner, one of the league’s best defensive centers, and one of his era’s great leaders.
On the season, Toews has appeared in 42 games scoring 13 goals and tallying 14 assists for 27 points. He has also added seven goals and ten points on the powerplay this season.