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Chicago Blackhawks: It’s Time To Waive Daniel Carcillo!

By Keith Schultz
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There have been two decisions by Stan Bowman since the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup that to this day I don’t understand.One, Why in the world did they give Michal Rozsival a 2 year deal after the 2013 Stanley Cup and more importantly, why did Stan have to make Joel Quenneville Happy and sign Daniel Carcillo before the start of the season.  For the Chicago Blackhawks, a team struggling with offense and spark without their superstar Patrick Kane in the lineup, could start making things right and just waive Daniel Carcillo today.

There are many reasons why it’s time for Daniel Carcillo to go and  I will name a few here.  The first reason is that is slowed down everyone’s progress to the NHL from Rockford.  Granted, Kevin Hayes probably wasn’t ever going to sign with the Chicago Blackhawks after the franchise traded his brother to the Florida Panthers last season, but either way it bogged down the system and instead of Stan Bowman being forced to play Jeremy Morin at the beginning of the season, Bowman ended up trading Morin which gave future young stars just another reason why not to come play with the Chicago Blackhawks.

You can tell on how long it took Chicago Blackhawks college prospect Mike Paliotta to sign with the team this week that young player are growing weary of heading to Chicago a place where it used to be a team that thrived on young talent in big spots.

The Second and more pressing reason to waive Carcillo is that he doesn’t provide a spark unlike the thought process of some.  The last two games he’s been in has he really provided anything to jump start the Chicago Blackhawks? No!! The Hawks were shut out at home by the New York Rangers with Carcillo in the lineup, and on Wednesday night in Philly the Chicago Blackhawks put a stink show on the ice and Carcillo was just a side note to the poor looking festivities.

So why keep #13 around.  He’s not a physical presence by no means.  Sure he’s a wild card and nobody can tell what’s going to happen next, but he’s not a physical enforcer, Hard checker or great fighter to turn momentum while not being highly skilled.  None of those qualities fits a player that should be in the Chicago Blackhawks lineup or a Joel Quenneville lineup.

The Hawks need to waive Carcillo and call up Mark McNeill or Ryan Hartman if you really want a spark in the offense.  McNeill is the leading scorer for the Rockford IceHogs while we have already witnessed that Hartman can bring some physical sparks to Chicago. Youth brings excitement and spark to a veteran lineup that is going through some serious lulls at the end of the season and someone like McNeill could do the trick heading into the final couple weeks of the season. One thing is for sure that Spark is not coming from Carcillo

It’s time for Carcillo to go!! Send in the waiver Stan!!!

What do you think? Is it time for Carcillo to leave for good?

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