The Florida Panthers just acquired Brandon Pirri for a bag of hockey pucks. Okay… so the Hawks got a 3rd round pick in 2014 and a 5th round n 2016. In other words, Hawks felt like they were not going to be able to use Pirri this year, and it was so apparent that neither side was going to see eye to eye when it came to his next contract come June. So, the Hawks got something instead of nothing.
ONE DOWN,…ONE TO GO.
Jeremy Morin looks to be the next casualty. He also doesn't wish to stay with the Hawks knowing his ticket would send him back to Rockord. So,…expect him shipped of next.
Hawks do have enough cap space to bring him up, if they plan on keeping him. But, there will be no mistaking here,…..he either comes up and stays on the Hawks as a regular starter, gets traded, or he will leave. No other alternative.
Peter Regin, (who got benched in place of Michal Handzus for the Stadium Series game), his contract is up this year. He is a UFA.
Hawks said they will not do much for trades. This doesn't exclude their minor league roster. So, they will be sellers (Morin) before March 5th, (as evident by the two trades they've already made).