Bowman: Trading Kane And Seabrook Makes No Sense

With the NHL’s trade deadline approaching, it’s the time of the season when unrealistic trade rumors get thrown around. And earlier this week both Patrick Kane and Brent Seabrook were mentioned in trade rumors.

“Those players are a huge part of what we’re doing here,” Chicago Blackhawks’ general manager Stan Bowman said on the Danny Mac Show when asked about the rumors involving two of his best players.

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“And I don’t think it makes any sense to make, I guess what you could term them, a lateral move,” Bowman said. “Where you trade a really good player and then you get another guy back who makes the same amount of money.”

While Seabrook’s name was only rumored as a player who the Blackhawks were thinking of trading, Kane had his name attached to a specific trade. It was rumored that the Blackhawks were looking to send Kane to the Buffalo Sabres for star goalie Ryan Miller. However, both of these trades are laughable at best. Kane and Seabrook are part of the team’s core, and Bowman has made it clear that he wants to keep his core players.

“We just went through the ultimate test last year, of your will, by winning the Cup,”Bowman said. “We know what those guys have inside them. So you stick with the guys you know and try to build around them.”

Both Kane and Seabrook were drafted by and brought to the NHL by the Blackhawks. And for that reason the organization knows them a lot better than they know other players from around the league. If the Blackhawks are going to compete for a Stanley Cup this season and in seasons to come, they’ll be able to do with Kane and Seabrook, not by trading them.

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  • george

    “…Patrick Kane and Brent Seabrook were mentioned in trade rumor…”

    Empty seats.


      You could get a lot for Kane, but no thank you.

      Stalberg or Hendry are probably next on the trade block.

      I thought Turco had a good enough game to win last night. The ‘hawks finished that game minus a full shift.
      And, I don’t care for shootouts

  • Larry Horse's Arse

    Amen to that…..I have never liked the shootout rule since they introduced it.

  • Larry Horse's Arse

    I would really, really be p!ssed if they traded KANER.

    • powerplay

      They should give Kaner 1 more season w/the Hawks if he doesn’t play like a Stanley Cup champion next year, toodles.


      I think they can determine a winner in 20 minutes of 4 on 4.

      The Blues shoot out lasted about that long last night (So many bonus rounds).

      • Larry Horse's Arse

        And 4 on 4 is so much more exciting than the shoot-ooot, eh?

  • paulh

    How about our illustrious sportswriters and electronic media starting most of these stoooopid rumors. In this city, the few GOOD sports media people simply can’t make up for all the HACKS we’re stuck with. Got rid of Marriotti and seems we got three more. These clowns TELL many naive or ignorant fans how to feel about certain players and the trouble starts right there. I.E. Cutler. These guys are 2 legged dogs. And, NO, Kane and Brooks ain’t going anywhere.

    • Larry Horse's Arse

      Superb post paulh……you hit the bullseye.
      The trade rumor(s) were utterly unprofessional and horsesh!t.

  • CH

    Here’s a brilliant trade idea STAN BOWMAN for DALE TALLON or trade STAN BOWMAN for a pair of used dirty socks or jock straps. I always said Stan Bowman is no GM and I’m glad it’s finally starting to show

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