However, based on what Chicago’s head coach had to say, bolstering the defense might not be the priority.
“I think up front we could use a player or two,” Joel Quenneville said, per the Chicago Sun-Times.
More on that from the newspaper:
The Hawks have needed a top-line left wing all season and with Marian Hossa out for a couple of weeks with a lower-body injury, the need is even more glaring. Winnipeg’s Andrew Ladd is a likely target, and Arizona’s Mikkel Boedker, Carolina’s Kris Versteeg, or Toronto’s P.A. Parenteau are among the many options that Bowman could go after.
The Blackhawks, of course, lost a couple of top-six wingers this offseason in Brandon Saad and Patrick Sharp. Artemi Panarin has more than replaced one of those spots, but tonight against the Rangers, Jonathan Toews could be flanked by Andrew Shaw on the left side and Richard Panik on the right.
No disrespect to Shaw and Panik, but imagine if it was Toews between Ladd and Hossa.
The trade deadline is Feb. 29.