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Bryan Bickell Traded To Carolina

 

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RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired forwards Teuvo Teravainen (TAY-voh tair-uh-VIGH-nehn) and Bryan Bickell from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a 2016 second-round draft pick and a 2017 third-round draft pick.

“This deal allowed us to use some of our collected draft picks to improve our group of forwards for the coming season by added two Stanley Cup champions,” said Francis. “Teuvo is a young, highly-skilled player still on his entry-level contract who is coming off of a strong first full NHL season, and Bryan is a veteran who has experienced great success in his career. Both players give our organization more options and flexibility among the forward ranks.”

Teravainen, 21, scored 13 goals and earned 22 assists (35 points) in 78 games with the Blackhawks in 2015-16, his first full NHL season. The Helsinki native split the prior season between Chicago and its American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, and has totaled 17 goals and 27 assists (44 points) in 115 career NHL regular-season games. Teravainen (5’11”, 178 lbs.) raised the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks in 2015, earning 10 points (4g, 6a) in 18 games during Chicago’s playoff run. He has represented Finland at many international competitions, and served as captain of his country’s team that captured the gold medal at the 2014 World Junior Championship. Chicago drafted Teravainen in the first round, 18th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft.

Bickell, 30, split the 2015-16 season between Chicago and Rockford, earning two assists in 25 games with the Blackhawks, and totaling 31 points (15g, 16a) in 47 games with the IceHogs. The Bowmanville, Ont., native was a member Chicago’s Stanley Cup-winning teams in 2010, 2013 and 2015, and he has scored 20 goals and earned 19 assists in 75 career NHL playoff games. Bickell (6’4”, 223 lbs.) was drafted by Chicago in the second round, 41st overall, in the 2004 NHL Draft, and has scored 65 goals and earned 70 assists in 384 NHL career regular-season games with the Blackhawks.

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Ohhhhhhhhhh Holland….....

Posted by ilovehomers on 06/15/16 at 11:00 AM ET

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Wow, at first I didn’t see Teravainen’s name but… wow.

Posted by weswolverine on 06/15/16 at 11:06 AM ET

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Yep ww, should have included his name in the headline, but a bit preoccupied with the Gordie Howe funeral.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/15/16 at 11:09 AM ET

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/15/16 at 12:09 PM ET

Yeah no worries. Hawks fans seem to be furious! Good smile

Posted by weswolverine on 06/15/16 at 11:11 AM ET

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Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 06/15/16 at 12:20 PM ET

Bowman just traded Teravainen to unload Bickell so they could retain (and likely overpay) Shaw.

Posted by weswolverine on 06/15/16 at 11:24 AM ET

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Chicago had to give up Teravaine for someone to take Bickell’s contract. That’s not good.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 06/15/16 at 11:41 AM ET

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Chicago had to give up Teravaine for someone to take Bickell’s contract. That’s not good.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 06/15/16 at 12:41 PM ET

This.

Posted by Primis on 06/15/16 at 11:46 AM ET

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Chicago had to give up Teravaine for someone to take Bickell’s contract. That’s not good

While it might sting a bit, look at the prospects Chicago has, they won’t even miss him.  And you have to give up to get something, a notion that seems to fail Holland

Posted by bababooey on 06/15/16 at 11:49 AM ET

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Posted by bababooey on 06/15/16 at 12:49 PM ET

Good thinking! Let’s give up Larkin for someone to take Big Rig’s contract! Oh wait, yeah that’s a stupid *#$%@& idea too.

Posted by weswolverine on 06/15/16 at 11:52 AM ET

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Terveinen is no where NEAR Larkins’ talent.

Posted by Pasha1277 on 06/15/16 at 12:21 PM ET

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Good thinking! Let’s give up Larkin for someone to take Big Rig’s contract! Oh wait, yeah that’s a stupid *#$%@& idea too.

you comparing Teravaine to Larkin? Go watch some hockey

Posted by bababooey on 06/15/16 at 12:22 PM ET

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smile now you guys are acting like Holland.

Posted by weswolverine on 06/15/16 at 12:25 PM ET

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The only thing this says about Holland is that it is yet another example of GMs proving that the idea that you cannot trade bad contracts is folklore.

It’s one thing for us fans to buy into the myth. It’s another thing when Holland himself seems to buy into this myth.

There’s no excuse for Holland not to find a taker for Pav’s cap hit. And there’s almost no excuse when it pertains to Howard, or the logjam in the bottom three+ D slots. Time and again now, we’ve seen other teams find ways to free up space in the cap, and find ways to free up roster slots, or move assets from a logjam/position of strength to improve at a position of weakness (or at least pull mid-round picks to start the process up again).

It sucks for Bowman that he had to give up TT to lose Bickell’s contract. But if you look at what would’ve likely happened in the eventual expansion draft, the Hawks were almost certainly going to lose a pretty good player. Maybe not TT necessarily, but he would’ve been in the discussion. Add to that the fact that they were in a tough spot with Shaw right now.

Bowman deserves criticism for the Bickell deal, but I would say it’s pretty minor criticism, because this is how the NHL works now. You have to take some risks and sign guys when they are less proven. Bowman took that risk on a guy that, at the time, proved himself to be a valuable role player, again, admittedly in a small sample size. To me, the measure of the better GMs in this current era of cap gymnastics is their ability to weasel their way out of these crunches and calculated risks that they effectively have to take, but may see backfire.

That is where Holland has been abysmal, causing the team to stagnate. Meanwhile, teams like the Hawks and Kings have turned it into an art form. Even Rutherford who looked like a doofus in over his head 12 or 15 months ago pulled a goddamn rabbit out of his hat and just won a Cup.

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 06/15/16 at 12:50 PM ET

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The only thing this says about Holland is that it is yet another example of GMs proving that the idea that you cannot trade bad contracts is folklore.

The only thing this says about Holland is that it is yet another example of GMs proving that the idea that you cannot trade bad contracts is folklore.

The only thing this says about Holland is that it is yet another example of GMs proving that the idea that you cannot trade bad contracts is folklore.

The only thing this says about Holland is that it is yet another example of GMs proving that the idea that you cannot trade bad contracts is folklore.

The only thing this says about Holland is that it is yet another example of GMs proving that the idea that you cannot trade bad contracts is folklore.

Quoted five times for truth.

Posted by Garth on 06/15/16 at 01:11 PM ET

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Bowman deserves criticism for the Bickell deal, but I would say it’s pretty minor criticism, because this is how the NHL works now. You have to take some risks and sign guys when they are less proven. Bowman took that risk on a guy that, at the time, proved himself to be a valuable role player, again, admittedly in a small sample size. To me, the measure of the better GMs in this current era of cap gymnastics is their ability to weasel their way out of these crunches and calculated risks that they effectively have to take, but may see backfire.

That is where Holland has been abysmal, causing the team to stagnate. Meanwhile, teams like the Hawks and Kings have turned it into an art form. Even Rutherford who looked like a doofus in over his head 12 or 15 months ago pulled a goddamn rabbit out of his hat and just won a Cup.

That last paragraph especially is perfect and so true!

Posted by bababooey on 06/15/16 at 01:39 PM ET

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This means no Howard/ Datsyuk to Carolina. So KH has 1 team in the NHL that will take that contract now.

Posted by d ca on 06/15/16 at 03:11 PM ET

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This means no Howard/ Datsyuk to Carolina.

They still need a goalie.

And also, it’s dead money, so they could still agree to take it on in order to give up less for Howard.

Posted by Garth on 06/15/16 at 03:17 PM ET

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Holland has work to do, but can he, we he do it? confused

Posted by bigfrog on 06/15/16 at 06:46 PM ET

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You guys are too harsh. You guys would lose it if Holland traded AA to ditch a contract and TT is a more proven commodity at this point with upsid still. AA may end up better but at this point TT I would argue has more value. On top of that when guys like panarin you are getting for free since you are a contender makes your job a lot easier.
Rutherford everyone hate half way through the season in Pittsburgh it’s amazing what winning will do. Malkin and Crosby and letang in their prime doesn’t hurt either. He made a few good deals though so props to that. Again easier when you hav players in their prime. Same with nill. Though Seguin deal was fantastic. Yzerman has got himself in a not great situatio with a lot of money tied up in average player long term and some they will have trouble moving so these guys ar all t gods you make them Ou to be. Hell, Nill signed Gonchar and that was a dissaster.
Moving Dat contract is easier than bickell since they actually have to pay bickel, so a cost similar to what Florida payed is more likely. I’d almost rather trade big E and Howard more than Dats. All 3 wou be nice but at least Dats isn’t holding up spots.
You all talk about and joke Holland doesn’t negotiate after someone asks for Larkin but it is as likely if not more the othe GM hangs up. Th same reason we worry about the future is that other teams aren’t interested in players we have to offer. Maybe t ONLY players other teams want are the ones w should give up. What say you then? You guys would lose your minds if Holland dealt some of your fav prospects. If you truly want a shattenkirk or vatanen or nuge be prepared to part with someone prized.

Posted by DieByTheWing on 06/16/16 at 07:51 AM ET

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On a side note, if Chicago doesn’t overpay shaw and uses the cap space to land malkin or sign stammer….then props all around. Making trades and shedding good player is the way to go in the new NHL but you need a core like Chicago has. We don’t really have a core anymore though the start of one. Larkin could end up being O’Reilly thoguh. . Dominant 2C. Hopefully he becomes our 1c but I’d argue it’s not a sure thing.

Posted by DieByTheWing on 06/16/16 at 07:58 AM ET

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