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Hawks GM: Trade talks are picking up

Updated: June 22, 2010, 4:23 PM ET
ESPNChicago.com

Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said Tuesday he expects a busier trade market than usual leading up to Friday's draft, but he reiterated that the core of the Stanley Cup champions will return next season.

Bowman, speaking on a conference call, acknowledged the Hawks will have to move quality players because of the salary cap. He also said Chicago is looking to acquire more draft picks.

It's possible someone like Kris Versteeg, who will make $3 million next season, ...

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