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By Sean Fitzgerald
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Sep 25, 2015; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman David Rundblad (5) celebrates with teammates after teammate Chicago Blackhawks forward Ryan Garbutt (28) (not pictured) scored a goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports /

June 29th, 2015: David Rundblad, defenseman, sign a 2-year, $2.1 million contract with the Chicago Blackhawks

Initial Reaction: The Blackhawks signed a defenseman that they knew, and they needed defensive depth with Johnny Oduya not likely to be retained (he wasn’t).

Current Assessment: This was a horrible deal. Rundblad was a bad pickup when the Blackhawks traded second-round picks for him several seasons ago. The coaching staff did not like his game and rarely played him. He was waived and sent to Rockford.

Grade: F

Next: Next: Michael Leighton

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