Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman has a relatively active year of wheeling and dealing both before the 2011-12 season and during it. But quantity doesn't necessarily translate into quality. Tab Bamford at Yardbarker.com analyzed and graded each of Bowman's trades. So, how did he perform?
Trade No. 1: Blackhawks trade Troy Brouwer to the Washington Capitals for a 1st-round pick (No. 26 - Philip Danault). Bamford's grade: C
Trade No. 2: While a few days lapsed in between the deals, Bamford combines them as the Blackhawks sent Tomas Kopecky to the Florida Panthers after obtaining the rights to defenseman Steve Montador from the Buffalo Sabres. Bamford's grade: B
Trade No. 3: Blackhawks deal Brian Campbell to the Florida Panthers for Rostislav Olesz. Bamford's grade: F
Trade No. 4: Blackhawks acquire center Brendan Morrison from the Calgary Flames in exchange for defenseman Brian Connelly. Bamford's grade: B
Trade No. 5: At the trade deadline, the Blackhawks send a 2nd and 3rd-round draft pick in 2013 to the Winnipeg Jets for defenseman Johnny Oduya. Bamford's grade: B
You can check out Bamford's complete, in-depth analysis of each trade and the reasoning for each grade by clicking here.