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