7. Marc-Andre Fleury – Chicago Blackhawks
The Chicago Blackhawks are going to have to trade Fleury if they are not in a playoff spot by March 21, or competing for one. Chicago has been pretty bad this season and that is most likely not going to change by the time March rolls along. The Hawks should let Fleury go to a team he wants to go to in order to compete for a championship again.
Fleury has all the cards here with a trade clause in his contract, plus he is a veteran player who is older. The Hawks should do the right thing and let him decide where he wants to play and then make a deal work after that. Plus he has a lot of value and for a team without a first-round pick picking up some assets is their top priority.
8. Dylan Strome – Chicago Blackhawks
Strome has not worked out with the Blackhawks since the team traded for him in 2018. This is one of those gambles that former general manager Stan Bowman made that just did not work out in the end. Similar to DeBrusk, Strome deserves a fresh start with a new team.
The Blackhawks probably are not going to get a lot of value in return for Strome, but for a contending team looking for a depth forward or sneaky third line acquisition, Strome wouldn’t be a bad option.