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Elliotte Friedman drops a bomb on a Chicago Blackhawks trade incoming

Published April 21, 2024 at 11:07

In the midst of the Chicago Blackhawks' rebuild, NHL insider Elliotte Friedman has dropped a bombshell.

Friedman revealed that there's been a lot of interest in Blackhawks defenseman Connor Murphy, despite the team's struggles this season.

Murphy, known for his solid defensive skills and ability to handle key minutes on the ice, has caught the attention of multiple teams before he got injured. His reputation as a dependable defenseman who can shut down opponents and excel on penalty kills has made him a hot commodity.

Even though Murphy missed a chunk of games due to injury, his impact was felt when he did play. In just 46 games, the 31-year-old veteran managed to score two goals, tally eight points, and deliver a whopping 116 hits, showcasing his defensive prowess and physicality.

With the offseason approaching, it's expected that interest in Murphy will only grow stronger. Teams are always on the lookout for experienced right-shot defensemen like Murphy to strengthen their blue line.

Several teams, including the Toronto Maple Leafs, Carolina Hurricanes, Buffalo Sabres, Washington Capitals, and Ottawa Senators, are reportedly eyeing Murphy as a potential addition to their roster. With his skills and experience, Murphy could significantly bolster any team's defense.

Now, the spotlight turns to the Blackhawks' management: will they be open to trading Murphy this offseason? While it could bring in valuable assets, it depends on the team's long-term plans and vision for the rebuild.

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