The Chicago Blackhawks remain quiet on the trade front for now. That could change if GM Stan Bowman could interest a colleague or two to take on salary.
Bowman has several contracts that could free up precious cap space in the pursuit of improving the team. Whether the 'Hawks sign another free agent with the extra cash or flip one of these players for a better fit would remain to be seen.
Remember that Bowman unloaded Brian Campbell and his $7.1 million cap hit last summer and didn't really do anything with it. Still, if Chicago takes on a higher-salaried player, the 'Hawks may look to create additional cap space.
Ownership has shown a willingness to bury mistakes in the AHL or loan high-contract players to European clubs. However, after eating nearly $8 million in salary in 2011-12, will Chicago choose to shell out for players to not play for them?
Here are four players who Bowman could attempt to move over the remainder of the summer.