Kuzma: Hansen, with 19 goals, on trade radar

Hansen has earned some attention.

He would suit a number of Stanley Cup contenders, who usually shop the rental aisle at the trade deadline instead of searching for better long-term and affordable fits. Spit-balling doesn’t cost a nickel, so here’s one scenario for the Chicago Blackhawks to at least consider. They are linked to every available winger but would have to probably part with a first-round pick and/or a prized prospect to land the likes of an Andrew Ladd. And then, of course, they lose him lucrative free agency on July 1.

Imagine Hansen whipping down the wing for the Blackhawks and augmenting the defending champs, who are looking to add a winger. Imagine getting a young prospect defenceman in return — hello right-shot, second-round 2012 pick Ville Pokka, 21 — to help fill the void when unrestricted free agent Dan Hamhuis departs?


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