Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks are getting closer and closer to looking at the draft lottery odds than the playoff race which made yesterday’s roster move an interesting one that’s for sure.
Granted, the trade deadline is fast approaching which also has to be evaluated when roster moves are made, but with both Gustav Forsling and Cody Franson in Rockford calling up Carl Dahlstrom was an interesting move.
When I saw it my first thought is they are trying to give this kid some exposure so they can put him with someone at the trade deadline. Of course my first thought is they are always trying to move young defenseman. Watching Stephen Johns check a couple of our Chicago Blackhawks through the boards the other night made me wish we had kept a couple of those kids a few years back instead of putting them in every trade possible.
The other thought is that Stan Bowman finally said enough is enough and decided on playing the kids and seeing what they can do on the biggest stage instead of always giving Bowman vets to use in his lineup. This one works for me except I would think Forsling has more talent than Dahlstrom.
My last thought is that Dahlstrom is just going to watch from the pressbox while Jan Rutta is injured and they want Forsling playing instead of watching and this forces Joel Quenneville to play the same 6 defenseman most nights. Either way it was an interesting move yesterday.
Here are some morning links to kick off your weekend.
A streak starts with one win and it all starts with the Minnesota Wild tonight (Blackhawks)
The Chicago Blackhawks don’t have a lot of intentions allegedly at the trade deadline (Tribune)
Get ready for a very quiet trade deadline for the Chicago Blackhawks (Sun-Times)
The Chicago Blackhawks are in bad company right now as they continue to lose (Madhouse Enforcer)
The Misconception of Stan Bowman (The Rink)
Strangely the New York Rangers announce a fire sale is coming on Twitter (Committed Indians)
Is it time to blame the players or the coaches in St. Louis (Bleedin Blue)
How a 100 year old record was tied last night (Puck Daddy)