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Blackhawks Reportedly Eyeing Another First Overall Pick to Play Alongside Connor Bedard

Published July 9, 2023 at 6:14 PM
BY JAMES CONNELLY

The Chicago Blackhawks have two first overall picks on their roster between Connor Bedard and Taylor Hall and will be looking to add another one.

Blackhawks Eyeing Lafreniere



Per NHLTradeRumors.com, the Chicago Blackhawks are looking to pursue Alexis Lafreniere. Lafreniere was the first overall pick back in 2020 and has yet to truly break out at the NHL level.

Throughout 219 NHL games, Lafreniere has scored only 91 points. He is currently being underutilized in the Rangers system and is playing behind star players like Artemi Panarin and Chris Krieder.


A change of scenery may be necessary for Lafreniere to prevent him from completely busting and playing him alongside Connor Bedard and Taylor Hall may help him break out as a star finally.

Mock Trade



To CHI:
Alexis Lafreniere

To NYR:
Tampa Bay's 2024 1st round pick
2025 2nd round pick
2026 2nd round pick

This trade gives the Rangers significant assets to utilize for potential future trades and it gives Lafreniere a new start in Chicago.
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Blackhawks Reportedly Eyeing Another First Overall Pick to Play Alongside Connor Bedard

Who wins this mock trade?

The Blackhawks3330.8 %
The Rangers3028 %
Fair Trade4441.1 %
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