With the trad deadline looming, and the Blackhawks' sudden slump, speculation continues to swirl that the Blackhawks may be exploring some possible trades.
While it's very unlikely the Blackhawks will bite on anything big, anything's possible.
And there's lots of possible names who could be used to deal the other way. More specifically, free agents after this season.
Here's the list of players by status and cap hit.
Although Cristobal Huet has the attention of no NHL team, he's a constant reminder of the mistake he doomed the Blackhawks into. So, we can disregard him. (He's off in Europe somewhere playing, probably)
Without further delay, the list:
Player Position Status Salary cap hit
Cristobal Huet G UFA $5,625,000
Andrew Brunnete F UFA $2,000,000
Brendan Morrison F UFA $1,250,000
Sean O'Donnell D UFA $850,000
Dan Carcillo F UFA $775,000
Sami Lepisto D UFA $750,000
Ray Emery G UFA $600,000
Jamal Mayers F UFA $550,000
Brett McLean F UFA $525,000
John Scott D UFA $512,000
S. Danis-Pepin D RFA $850,000
Ben Smith F RFA $812,500
Chris DiDomenico F RFA $678,333
Igor Makarov F RFA $552,500
Brandon Bollig F RFA $545,000