Blackhawks reportedly shopping Stanley Cup hero Dave Bolland

Blackhawks forward Dave Bolland, who scored the championship-clinching goal against the Bruins,...

Blackhawks forward Dave Bolland, who scored the championship-clinching goal against the Bruins, celebrates with the Stanley Cup at TD Garden in Boston, June 24, 2013. (WINSLOW TOWNSON/Reuters)

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, Last Updated: 4:51 PM ET

So much for sentimentality.

The Chicago Blackhawks are actively trying to trade centre David Bolland, just days after he scored the Stanley Cup-clinching goal against the Boston Bruins, according to Pierre LeBrun of TSN/ESPN.

Bolland, a 27-year-old from Mimico, could be a victim of his own success with the Blackhawks. He's going into the final year of a five-year deal he signed in 2009 and is scheduled to make $3.375 million.

With the salary cap dropping for the 2013-14 season, the Hawks need to do some trimming, which could mean Bolland, a potential unrestricted free agent after next season, will be moved. General manager Stan Bowman announced Thursday that defenceman Steve Montador and forward Rostislav Olesz would be bought out under terms of the new CBA, clearing nearly $6 million in salary cap space, but more money moves might be on the way.

Bolland scored in the last minute of Game 6 Monday in Boston to give the Hawks a shocking 3-2 win, sewing up their second Stanley Cup title in four years. Now he could be on his way out of the Windy City.

Talk about 'what have you done for me lately.'


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