Report: Blackhawks Discussing Strome Trade With Rangers.

October 21, 2021  (4:24 PM)

It's no secret, the Chicago Blackhawks and general manager Stan Bowman are trying everything they can to move on without forward Dylan Strome. There hasn't really been any specific indication why the Blackhawks have soured so strongly on Strome who's been a healthy scratch every game to start the season. Some chatter has pointed at Bowman wanting to give newly acquired Henrik Borgstrom as much as ice time as possible while head coach Jeremy Colliton has stated he's looking for the perfect recipe and so far it hasn't involved Strome. While there's been no strong interest yet, reports confirm that Bowman has held discussions with the New York Rangers to reunite him with his brother Ryan. Rangers insider Larry Brooks confirms that the two sides have had discussions but there's no indication the Rangers have strong interest in acquiring Dylan. The Rangers are currently dealing with their own problem as youngster Vitali Kravtsov has requested a trade and is in Russia waiting for one. "The Post has also learned the Blackhawks have quite naturally talked to the Rangers about Dylan Strome. Ryan Strome's younger brother, Dylan has been a scratch for Chicago's first four games of the season. There has not, however, necessarily been a link to Kravtsov.Dylan Strome, 24, was selected third-overall by the Coyotes in 2015, and had 57 points in the 2018-19 season, during which he was traded to the Blackhawks, with Brendan Perlini, for Nick Schmaltz. The center posted 38 points in 58 games in 2019-20 and 17 points in 40 games last season. Strome, who will become a restricted free agent after the season, carries a $3 million cap hit.There is no indication that talks between the Rangers and Blackhawks have progressed to any meaningful degree or that the Blueshirts do in fact have interest in the younger Strome."It'll be an interesting story to follow until Strome gets traded.

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