William Nylander of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Elias Pettersson of the Vancouver Canucks
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RUMOR: Two Swedish Stars Expressing Interest In Joining Connor Bedard And The Blackhawks

Published December 29, 2023 at 2:13 PM

In a surprising twist, rumors are circulating that two star players from separate Canadian teams are interested in joining forces with Connor Bedard and the Chicago Blackhawks.

Major Rumor Emerges Linking Nylander And Pettersson To The Blackhawks

On the latest episode of Spittin Chiclets featuring Colby Armstrong and Matt Murley, it was suggested that Elias Pettersson, a restricted free agent with the Vancouver Canucks, is eyeing a move to the Blackhawks. The speculation is fueled by the potential allure of playing alongside Bedard and the fact that Chicago has the cap space to pull it off.

"Do not be surprised if you see Elias Pettersson try to make his way to the Chicago Blackhawks to be with Bedard next year.

I can see him out of there (Vancouver), and what a spot to go to. And that's a team (Chicago) that has the cap space, right?"

It was also mentioned that William Nylander, currently with the Toronto Maple Leafs and set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, is also expressing interest in joining the Blackhawks.

"Nylander, too. There's been a lot of talk of Nylander going to Chicago as well. That's part of it, too."

The potential addition of Pettersson and Nylander to a roster already featuring Bedard and other emerging talents could significantly bolster the Blackhawks, who are in the midst of a rebuilding phase. While acquiring Pettersson will require a trade due to his RFA status, Nylander is free to sign with any team if an extension with the Maple Leafs is not reached before the season concludes. The Blackhawks would undoubtedly be wise to explore these possibilities and capitalize on the opportunity to strengthen their lineup.
December 29   |   292 answers
RUMOR: Two Swedish Stars Expressing Interest In Joining Connor Bedard And The Blackhawks

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