Chicago Blackhawks fans could barely get over the euphoria of the draft before they got the confirmation:
The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms on a one-year, $4 million deal with forward Corey Perry, per @PierreVLeBrun
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) June 30, 2023
That’s right, long time Chicago deterrent and instigator Corey Perry signed a one-year, $4M deal to be a Chicago Blackhawk. When the trade broke yesterday, it wasn’t exactly exciting news for the fanbase. But it’s the expected one. In fact, general manager Kyle Davidson laid out his reasoning pretty clearly.
“Had some initial discussions today but we’ll see where that goes in the next day or two,” Davidson said. ” I think what he can bring, similar to Nick Foligno, amazing veteran presence.”
It’s not what Blackhawks fans necessarily want to hear because of the animosity still there, the majority of it from the 2015 Western Conference Final. But it is the smart move.
But more on that at another time.
Blackhawks In Case You Missed It
- All of the final rounds picks from the third round to the seventh
- The Blackhawks drafted Connor Bedard first overall – it goes from a rebuild to a build around Bedard
- Oh yes you read it right–the Chicago Blackhawks traded for Corey Perry
- A deal for Josh Bailey is almost immediately followed by a buyout
- A look back at the first round of the Blackhawks Draft which included Bedard and Oliver Moore
- A wrap up of the second round–which included the rugged big forward fans have been asking for
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Buffalo: A look at the Buffalo Sabres second-round pick
Calgary: The deep draft brought the Calgary Flames a ton of potential in the final six rounds
Colorado: Joe Sakic wants the Colorado Avalanche to be a little grittier
Detroit: In a trade, the Detroit Red Wings acquired Klim Kostin and Kailer Yamamoto
Florida: There’s a lot on tap for the Florida Panthers as the offseason rolls on
Montreal: Draft analysis and grades for the Montreal Canadiens
Nashville: What did Barry Trotz offer to try and get the Nashville Predators to #5 in the draft?
New York: A review and grades for the New York Islanders Draft
Philadelphia: A look at Danny Briere’s promising Philadelphia Flyers Draft
Pittsburgh: It’s decision day for the Pittsburgh Penguins and its free agents
San Jose: On Kasper Halttunen, and the rest of the San Jose Sharks draft picks
Washington: The Washington Capitals are absolutely giddy over its draft
Vegas: A look at the what the Vegas Golden Knights did in the draft