There comes a time in every sport where a team need to define how they are going to approach the remainder of the regular season. The choice is very simple. You are either a "buyer" or a "seller" when it comes to deciding the path your franchise will take nearing the trading deadline. That is the decision Chicago Blackhawks General Manager Stan Bowman must make before the NHL's Feb. 28th trade deadline.
The decision is actually easier than you may think.
At 28-22-6 sitting three points out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference, it seems more unlikely as the days go by that the defending Stanley Cup Champions will not have an opportunity to defend their title. With 26 games left on the schedule, the next six games will tell the tale of where Stan Bowman believes his team is headed. With one deal already done and over shipping first round pick Jack Skille to Florida, the Blackhawks have made a statement they are willing to negotiate over standing pat. Even though some other Blackhawks may be better options to be moved, the Blackhawks should start veteran goaltender Marty Turco every game till the trade deadline to see if they can find a possible "buyer".