NHL: Blackhawks shopping Patrick Sharp
Hawks looking to trade goal scoring winger, others
The Blackhawks have talked to Toronto about Patrick Sharp, among other clubs, reports the Daily Herald.
Sharp, 27, had 26 goals for 44 points in 66 games played last season. A 30+ goal scorer when healthy, Sharp will be highly coveted around the league.
According to the report, the Blackhawks will have to clear up to $15 million for next season and players like Sharp ($4 million), Dustin Byfuglien ($3 million), Kris Versteeg ($3 million) and Cam Barker ($3 million) are available because a movable contract today may not be movable a year from now if the player doesn’t perform next season.
Brian Campbell ($7 million) is another salary the Hawks would love to get rid of as the team has been shopping the over-paid defenseman since the end of the season.