Coach King: ''These guys are going to move on and go somewhere else''

Published February 16, 2022 at 10:50

Monday's Tyler Toffoli trade between Montreal and Calgary put the entire NHL on alert that it is that time of year again: the final five weeks of the season leading up to the March 21 Trade Deadline.

Time for teams to start deciding whether they are buyers or sellers, which players to keep and which to move. For some organizations, those conclusions have yet to be made and may not be until the 11th hour.

For the Chicago Blackhawks, it was clear long ago that the process this year was going to be one of rebuilding, selling off present-day assets to acquire futures.

As a former player, interim Head Coach, Derek King, understands what many of his players have to deal with at this time of year. He spoke with the media on Monday and said, "Hey, we all want these guys to play for the Hawks and make this organization get back on track again but that's obviously not going to happen. These guys are going to move on and go somewhere else."

Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun Times suggests that there might be as many as six 'Hawks players in play:

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