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January 12, 2011 // 11:26pm ET
Blackhawks quietly shopping Seabrook?
TheFourthPeriod.com

The Chicago Blackhawks could be very active between now and the Feb. 28 trade deadline, as it's believed GM Stan Bowman is looking to make a major move.

It has been widely reported that the Blackhawks are looking to make a trade or two before the deadline, one of which could involve a significant player off of their roster.
 

With six pending restricted free agents and six pending unrestricted free agents on the active roster, Bowman will have plenty of flexibility next season, unless the team repeats as Stanley Cup champions, where bonuses to the likes of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, among others, will kick in, once again.

Defenseman Brent Seabrook is the most significant RFA-to-be. He is making $3.5 million this season and could see his salary climb above the $5 million range.

Various reports have linked several teams to Seabrook, with sources suggesting as many as 15 teams have, at the very least, inquired about his services.

Twelve scouts attended Wednesday night's game against Colorado, including multiple scouts from Atlanta and Dallas, prompting speculation that a trade might be around the corner.

The Blackhawks are looking to acquire a gritty, third- or fourth-line forward, a third-pairing defenseman and a second-line winger.

While moving Seabrook might not be part of Bowman's plans, he's been listening. However, forward Dave Bolland could also be on the move, as eliminating his $3.375 million cap hit would give the Hawks room to play with.

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