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Sports Blackhawks trade Keith to Oilers for Jones, 3rd-rounder

05:22  13 july  2021
05:22  13 july  2021 Source:   msn.com

Blackhawks reportedly exploring Duncan Keith trade

  Blackhawks reportedly exploring Duncan Keith trade If it is the end of the line for Keith in Chicago, it has been quite a run. Selected 54th overall in 2002, he had to work his way through college, the WHL, the AHL and a lockout before eventually making his debut in the 2005-06 season. He immediately became a regular for the Blackhawks and would quickly become a core piece for a franchise that would go on to win three Stanley Cup championships. He won the Norris Trophy twice as the league’s best defenseman, took home the Conn Smythe in 2015 as playoff MVP (after scoring the Cup-clinching goal) and won two Olympic gold medals for Team Canada.

[RELATED: Keith traded to Oilers by Blackhawks ]. Keith , who will turn 38 on Friday, was traded along with minor league forward Tim Soderlund to the Oilers for defenseman Caleb Jones and a conditional pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. Keith wanted the chance to be closer to his eight-year-old son Colton, who he went long periods without seeing last season, but his time in Chicago will always be dear to him.

Chicago acquires defenseman Caleb Jones , conditional 2022 third- round pick from Edmonton in exchange for veteran Duncan Keith , forward Tim Soderlund. by Chicago Blackhawks Communications / Blackhawks .com. The 2022 draft pick will become a second- round pick if Edmonton wins three rounds in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs and Duncan Keith is amongst the top four Edmonton Oilers defenseman in total time on ice during the first three rounds of the postseason. Keith , a three-time Stanley Cup champion, 2015 Conn Smythe Trophy winner, two-time Norris Trophy recipient and

CHICAGO (AP) — Duncan Keith is heading to the Edmonton Oilers in the latest departure of a cornerstone player from the Chicago Blackhawks' Stanley Cup core, a move that could help the club speed up a long-term rebuild.

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Chicago traded Keith, a two-time Norris Trophy winner, to Edmonton on Monday along with forward Tim Soderlund for young defenseman Caleb Jones and a conditional 2022 third-round draft pick. Keith asked the Blackhawks for a trade to Western Canada to be closer to his 8-year-old son, Colton, who he went long stretches without seeing last season.

“I knew I didn’t want to go those long periods of time without seeing him," Keith said on a video conference call. “That was a huge thing for me, and I just felt like the Edmonton Oilers — right now it was a good fit, a great fit and I’m excited to start this new chapter of my career.”

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Oilers breezed into 2 playoffs and forgot to lace their skates both times. Pretty sad when Chi loopholes in and Toews out wills McD, then the only emotion showed this year was in the last game. Clearly that desire has to manifest from somewhere, and McD can't be the only guy. This team's inability to sit still and do nothing when the alternative is doing something terrible, never ceases to amaze me. Duncan Keith does not move the needle. Even if they traded him to us for free, I wouldn't do that. People talking about how retaining would have cost us more can shove it.

Here is where the Oilers are at if this is the entire trade . Forwards (10 for ,084,167) Archibald, Draisaitl, Kassian, McDavid, McLeod, Neal Two 2nds, a 3 rd and a 4th within a calendar year, and we have a 38 year old defenceman with a cap hit of 5.5 mill/year on a non- trade contract to How can you compare Ference to Keith ? You really haven’t watched the Blackhawks last year, that’s okay.

No salary was retained in the first blockbuster trade of the NHL offseason since the Stanley Cup Final ended last week. Keith has two years left on his contract at a salary-cap hit just over $5.5 million. He turns 38 on Friday.

“You can retain up to 50%. If we were getting Duncan Keith at $2.75 (million), the price would’ve been a lot higher than it was today," Oilers general manager Ken Holland said. “If we wanted to lower salary, we would have to put more assets with our offer.”

The 2022 pick becomes a second-rounder if Edmonton reaches next year's Stanley Cup Final and Keith is among the top four Oilers defensemen in total ice time through three rounds. Asked what he had left in the tank, Keith said: “I feel like I have a lot. ... We’ll see what happens when we get on the ice.”

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Throwing away a 3 rd rounder ? Perfect. Trading assets at all when the Hawks have zero leverage? Beautiful. Losing another player in expansion for no reason? Well that's worse, that means we paid full ride of 5.5M for him to play 3 rd pair. Also, if one of the excuses for Keith is "he had to babysit Boqvist" then umm how is he going to help Bouchard on the ice? I get the room angle but it's the same thing no? He had trouble doing that already.

The Edmonton Oilers and Chicago Blackhawks are making progress on a trade involving defenceman Duncan Keith , according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. Both general managers are involved in league meetings on Monday, however more discussion on the trade is expected, tweets Dreger. The 37-year-old Keith has spent his entire career with the Blackhawks after the club selected him in the second round of the 2002 NHL Draft.

Chicago general manager Stan Bowman said Keith “will go down as one of the best and most driven defensemen this game has ever seen.”

“Recently, Duncan came to us with a request to be traded to a team closer to his son and we were happy to work something out that was mutually beneficial for Duncan’s family and the future of the Blackhawks,” Bowman said in a statement.

Keith is the latest member of Chicago’s three-time Cup-winning core to depart while the embattled Blackhawks attempt to rebuild their roster amid an investigation into sexual assault allegations from their 2010 championship run.

Longtime defense partner Brent Seabrook announced his retirement in March because of injuries. Blue-line staple Niklas Hjalmarsson was traded to Arizona in 2017. Captain Jonathan Toews said he expects to play in 2021-22 after missing this past season with an illness.


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Oilers acquire veteran defenceman Duncan Keith in trade with Chicago

  Oilers acquire veteran defenceman Duncan Keith in trade with Chicago EDMONTON — Veteran defenceman Duncan Keith wanted to be closer to home, and the Edmonton Oilers appeared to be the right fit. The Oilers acquired Keith and forward Tim Soderlund from the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday in exchange for blue liner Caleb Jones and a conditional third-round draft pick in 2022. Keith went to Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman this off-season looking for a move that would get him into Western Canada. The WinnipegThe Oilers acquired Keith and forward Tim Soderlund from the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday in exchange for blue liner Caleb Jones and a conditional third-round draft pick in 2022.

but Duncan Keith has abs and you don't know nothing since you probably skate using your ankles hur durrrrr. Ultimately the upgrade isn't earth shattering as final four would mean pick 61-64. What I hate about it is that we can no longer use that pick as a trade asset at the deadline if we look poised to make a run, making our only significant trade deadline asset our 1st rounder or existing prospects knocking on the door.

Given Keith only wanted to go somewhere closer to western Canada that means the Oilers were essentially only bidding against Seattle, Vancouver, Calgary and Winnipeg and it sounds like those teams either weren't interested or weren't willing to touch Keith without retention. Terrible deal for us. Don't care that we gave up jones or 3 rd . What makes me sick is we are taking on Keith full contract without retention. Holland got fleeced. He had leverage as Keith wanted to go to western Canada and there were not that many options, plus at this stage of his career I am sure he wanted to go to a

“Life rolls on,” Keith said. “It’s tough to leave Chicago. I’ve been there for 16 seasons, I was drafted there. It’s a great organization. We were always treated first class as players and were really part of kind of a transformation of that team and I just feel grateful to have been a part of it and play with so many great players.”

Jones just turned 24 and has 95 regular-season and playoff games of NHL experience. The brother of Columbus defenseman Seth Jones is under contract through next season at a salary of $850,000, slightly above the league minimum.

“Caleb Jones is a smooth-skating, versatile defenseman who brings a well-rounded game to the Blackhawks," Bowman said. “He brings some size to our group, and we believe his best hockey is in front of him.”

This move could make the Blackhawks a more attractive suitor for Seth Jones, who is a year away from unrestricted free agency and being shopped by the Blue Jackets this summer. Jones has some control over where he plays next based on which teams he would and would not sign a long-term extension with.

Oilers acquire veteran defenceman Duncan Keith in trade with Chicago

  Oilers acquire veteran defenceman Duncan Keith in trade with Chicago EDMONTON — Veteran defenceman Duncan Keith wanted to be closer to home, and the Edmonton Oilers appeared to be the right fit. The Oilers acquired Keith and forward Tim Soderlund from the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday in exchange for blue liner Caleb Jones and a conditional third-round draft pick in 2022. Keith went to Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman this off-season looking for a move that would get him into Western Canada. The WinnipegThe Oilers acquired Keith and forward Tim Soderlund from the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday in exchange for blue liner Caleb Jones and a conditional third-round draft pick in 2022.

Keith had all the power over his destination thanks to the full no-movement clause that was included in the $72 million, 13-year contract he signed in 2009 — months before he helped Chicago end a lengthy title drought.

“As I get older and my career moves along, I want to be able to compete at the highest level and win,” Keith said. “I want to compete and challenge myself to be at my best, and that’s when I’m at my best — when I’m challenged. The Oilers are going to need me to be at my best, and I’m aware of that and I’m looking forward to it.”

The Winnipeg, Manitoba, native goes to a contender in Edmonton that has the past two Hart Trophy winners as league MVP: Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid, the latter of whom is considered the best player in hockey. The Oilers have long struggled to keep the puck out of their net and won only one playoff series since drafting McDavid in 2015.

That was just after Keith won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP in leading the Blackhawks to their third Stanley Cup title in six seasons. Keith won the Norris Trophy as the league's best defenseman in 2010 and 2014 in the midst of Chicago's championship era.

Keith has 625 points in 1,192 regular-season games since the Blackhawks drafted him in the second round in 2002. More important, he has 86 points in 135 playoff games, averaging 28 minutes of ice time.

“Whatever little bit of experience I can bring to the team, I’m going to bring that," Keith said. “But my work ethic on the ice is what I’m going to have to bring."

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Whyno reported from Washington.

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