Chicago has started the 2011-12 NHL season on a positive note as the team is leading the Central Division with 12 points, but the Blackhawks are missing something on offense, and if the team wants to compete for a shot at the Stanley Cup, more offense will be needed.
The latest rumor from Bleacher Report has the team searching for a veteran forward to add some offense and leadership. One name that keeps appearing in these trade rumors is Shane Doan of the Phoenix Coyotes, who has everything Chicago is looking for in a player.
Phoenix is hurting financially, and Doan is in the last year of his contract and making about $4.5 million. The Coyotes need to get something in return for the veteran winger and not lose him to free agency, so a trade would make sense, both financially and adding some younger players to start the rebuilding process.
Look for Chicago to continue looking for that veteran who can help the team on and off the ice as the team made some smart moves during the off-season and would like to continue the momentum they have built in the first few weeks of the NHL season.