Transfer Talk – Would losing Brandon make us Saad?

Now that Lord Stanleys cup has been lifted by Washington and the hysterics of the playoffs have begun to wane, we look forward to the next dose of madness.

Transfer time!

One huge slice of transfer rumour pie comes from Mark Lazarus of the Chicago Sun-Times, who broke the news that the Chicago Blackhawks are looking to acquire Caroline Hurricanes defenseman, Justin Faulk. The transfer would cost them however, the price being Brandon Saad.

Brandon Saad returned to the club he began his NHL career with in the blockbuster trade that took all-star winger Artemi Panarin to Columbus, sadly though his return was not the glorious spectacle most fans were looking forward to and after scoring just 35 points in 82 games it looks like there may be a chance the winger might be on his way out.

Faulk, a 26-year old defensive rock, has managed to score as least 30 points a season since 2013 and provided 31 in 76 games last season (G8 A23) for the Hurricanes, last season being the first time he has not hit the 15 goal milestone in the past three seasons.

The young defenseman currently has two years on his contract and brings a salary cap hit of $4.83 million.

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