Another year, another trade deadline, and GM Stan Bowman has little to show for it.
This trade deadline has been like many in the years past for the Chicago Blackhawks. Little has been done to address what the Blackhawks need down the stretch and possibly into the playoffs.
The need for a second-line center remains and is even more apparent with Jonathan Toews being out of the lineup.
Power-play issues have been a big deal as of late, and Bowman was unable to address that need by adding a forward to the mix. So certain questions remain as to how this current Blackhawks lineup will make it into the playoffs.
Certainly not all the trades were bad, but they could have been better.
These are the grades for both of Bowman's moves at the trade deadline.