The purging continues.
Rick Dudley is dead set on building the Blackhawks south. This time grabbing Andrew Ladd from the Hawks for Ivan Vishnevskiy and next year’s 2nd round pick. Based on the package he sent the Hawks, it’s apparent the Thrashers will be paying Ladd upwards of $3 million dollars. That clearly wasn’t going to happen in Chicago.
The Hawks were able to grab one of the best prospects in Atlanta’s system for a guy not even under contract. In addition, they have someone who will instantly be in the mix for next year’s defensive rotation instead of counting on the likes of Shawn Lalonde or Brian Connelly.
More to come later, most likely.