Hawks players drag Carcillo to the trade block. Surprisingly, someone scooped him up. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Carcillo Traded, Hawks Gain Draft Pick


 

You can add Dan Carcillo to the list of Hawks departed after winning the cup.  The man known as car bomb has been traded to the Los Angeles Kings for a conditional 2015 draft pick.  Its a 6thround pick unless Carcillo plays in 40 games, if he does play in 40 the Hawks get their 5th round pick in 2015. Carcillo was not exactly a fan favorite, but he wasn’t quite as useless as everyone remembers.  He played in fewer games than Brandon Bollig and ended up with more points than him.  He ended the season with only three points (2G,1A), but he did contribute in a way no one expected… he got injured.  His injury opened up a spot for Brandon Saad.  Saad took the opportunity and ran with it.  Carcillo’s other impact for the Blackhawks was back in 2010 where he destroyed Matt Carter in the cup final.  If you missed that hit I’ve posted it below.

The Hawks free up a little more cap space, and have a an extra pick in the 2015 draft.  How do you feel about the trade? let us know by leaving a comment or voting!

 

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  • Newjesus_18

    Handzus would be a step back in my opinion. Going forward, he won’t be here when/if the Panthers become good. If you are going to get a veteran free agent forward, go get Jason Arnott. He will give you size, leadership, and about 30-40 points from the 2nd-3rd line. And he would probably cost the same.

  • wordene

    Since Car-Bomb was in a contract year, and probably looking for a 7-figure salary after this year (he is slated to make almost 900K against the cap), this is essentially getting something for nothing — Bowman was going to have to let him walk after this season anyway, with all of the talent waiting to move out of Rockford. When healthy, Carcillo was usually a double-edged sword in Q’s system. He might make a great play one minute, and then take a stupid penalty the next (usually in the offensive zone, as well).

    • JMK-Hawks13

      spot on. He wasn’t terrible, but he never lived up to the low expectations everyone had for him. The contract extension he received was a head scratcher to begin with, so im happy with the return.