Hawks swap draft picks with Leafs

Hawks swap draft picks with Leafs

Posted by TimS on Sat, 09/05/2009 - 22:59
TSN.ca's Bob McKenzie reported the Blackhawks have traded a 2010 second-round draft pick that originally was Toronto's back to the Maple Leafs in exchange for a 2011 second-rounder (via Calgary) and a 2011 third-round pick. There was no announcement from the Hawks as of Sunday morning. The Maple Leafs now have back their own first-, second- and third-round picks for 2010, which the NHL requires in order for a team to submit an offer sheet for a restricted free agent. McKenzie speculated the Maple Leafs now might be ready to put in an offer sheet for Boston Bruins RFA Phil Kessel. As for the Hawks, rumors started Friday and into Saturday that they might be interested in trading for disgruntled Ottawa Senators winger Dany Heatley. So far this is only a rumor, and it hasn't been reported anywhere. Funny, I sat near GM Stan Bowman at Friday's White Sox game and he was working his Blackberry most of the night. Maybe it was just typical GM stuff. The Hawks couldn’t take on Heatley’s $7.5 million cap hit without moving close to that amount of money back to the Senators.
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