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Is Patrick Sharp ‘on the block?’

You'll have to excuse me (George) for suggesting that one does not plug one hole by creating another, per Sportsnet's Ryan Dixon:

Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Sharp could be on the move this summer.

The Blackhawks are looking to add a centre, and Sharp is available as a potential trade chip, Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos said Tuesday on Hockey Central at Noon on Sportsnet 590 The Fan.

In 82 games last season, the Winnipeg native led the Blackhawks with 34 goals and 78 points. He also won an Olympic gold medal while representing Canada at the Sochi Games. Sharp, who won Stanley Cups with Chicago in 2010 and 2013, has three years remaining on a contract that includes a modified no-trade clause and an annual salary cap hit of $5.9 million.

The 32-year-old has been with the Blackhawks since being acquired from the Flyers in 2005. Sharp was selected 95th overall by Philadelphia in the 2001 draft and has amassed 483 points in 677 career regular season games.

Continued with a little video of Kypreos stating as much out loud...

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duhduhduh's avatar

That would be a crime.  Sharpie has punished the Wings, but even so, Hawks mgt needs to own up and realize you don’t move a core guy like that for a winey, high maintenance injury prick like Kesler.

Posted by duhduhduh on 06/24/14 at 07:10 PM ET


Sharp for Weiss, straight up.

Posted by Garth on 06/24/14 at 08:04 PM ET

Mistercristo's avatar

The only player on that team that I respect.  I’d love to see him in a Winged Wheel.

Posted by Mistercristo from Cameron Frye's garage, circa 1987 on 06/24/14 at 08:22 PM ET


Didn’t Babcock bench Sharp?

Posted by bababooey on 06/24/14 at 08:44 PM ET


Sharp for Weiss, straight up.

If only.
Imagine if there was a chance in Hell chicago agreed to this. Then you could sign Iginla


Too bad just about everyone Holland signs becomes toxic.

Posted by Captain Bob on 06/24/14 at 08:52 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Didn’t TPH lose part of his junk because of Sharp?

Kinda gives a new meaning to ” I’d give my left nut for…...” wink

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 06/24/14 at 09:02 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Ran into Sharp at a bar a couple weeks ago and he was a jerk.  Used to really respect the guy but he was being a tool to a lot of people there.  I’m still bitter; enough on that though.

My guess is the Hawks would be looking for a couple very good prospects in return. - their drafting/developing has been weak and they’ll need some decent players to help them out once their 1st round picks of the last 10 years get older.

Posted by TreKronor on 06/24/14 at 10:07 PM ET


Too bad just about everyone Holland signs becomes toxic.

Too bad you are so completely full of shit.

Posted by Garth on 06/24/14 at 10:15 PM ET

Mistercristo's avatar

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 06/24/14 at 09:02 PM ET

I always thought that was Keith, since it seems like a more Keith-like thing to do.  If you’re right, then zero respects given.  I feel ashamed even admitting that I liked his game.  Scum.

I need a shower.

Posted by Mistercristo from Cameron Frye's garage, circa 1987 on 06/25/14 at 04:53 PM ET

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