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Dustin Byfuglien being traded to the Atlanta Thrashers

TSN: The Chicago Blackhawks in the process of trading Dustin Byfuglien, Brent Sopel, Ben Eager and Akim Aliu to the Atlanta Thrashers for a 2010 1st round pick (#24), a 2010 2nd round pick (#54), Marty Reasoner and Jeremy Morin.

The deal is pending league approval, officials are en-route to LA for the draft.

We’ll update if there are any new details once it’s official.

“It is believed that the Thrashers would exceed the NHL’s 50 contract limit with this trade and would need to offload a contract before the trade can be approved.”

7 Comments

  1. Jeff

    June 23, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    So much for Chicago having Cap issues…

  2. Andre

    June 23, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Great trade for Chicago on this one. Two first round picks is a great asset for a team in need to clear cap space.

  3. Bob

    June 23, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    The Hawks just became smaller in size. Eager and Buff were their size in the line up. The Hawks now need to dump #51 Campbell’s and #34 Huet’s contracts and they’ll be able to get some decent defensive help with size, a larger winger, a cheap physical player, and sign the rest of their guys.

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  5. Brandon

    July 2, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    I think this is EXACTLY what the Atlanta thrashers need to put that “jump” back in the line-up ever since the loss of kovy. “big buff” will bring the leadership the thrashers need in the locker-room. And with newly accquired goalie, Chris mason, I believe the Atlanta thrashers will be a decent contender in the NHL, and POSSIBLY a playoff team…as long as injury doesn’t play to big of a roll! Go thrashers!

  6. Brandon

    July 2, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    And goodjob to the Chicago blackhawks for a spectacular Stanley cup win! Martian hossa is very well deserving of the cup…and with Patrick Kane it wouldn’t of came nearly as easy with phillys agile,quick,and deadly offense…and of course bone crunching brawlers such as pronger, carcillo, coburn, and hartnell. Good job guys!

  7. Brandon

    July 2, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Marrian**