Blackhawks College Prospects In Action

Kevin Hayes

Some of the Blackhawks top college prospects were in action again on Saturday night.

After getting hammered by Notre Dame on Friday night, Boston College rallied to a 4-2 win on Saturday. Kevin Hayes scored one goal and added two assists for a three point night, while Chris Calnan did not register a point in the victory.

For the Fighting Irish, both Vince Hinostroza and Stephen Johns were minus-two in the game. Hinostroza scored one of Notre Dame’s goals, though.

The University of Michigan defeated top-ranked Minnesota 6-2 on their senior night. Michigan forward Tyler Motte had two assists for the Victors, while defenseman Justin Holl had one assist for the Gophers in defeat.

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16 Responses to Blackhawks College Prospects In Action

  1. wall says:

    And John Hayden w 3 goals in two games…

    TT’s Jokerit got whipped today in Game 1 – best of 3… if they lose Sunday, TT could be in Hawks practice very soon…

  2. Dave says:

    TT could also be in Rockford

  3. ebonyraptor says:

    and …

    Michael Paliotta had 2 assists in Vermont’s 3-2 win.

    Nick Mattson had an assist in North Dakota’s 3-2 loss (Luke Johnson didn’t score)

  4. Sr. Brad says:

    Tab, thanks for the updates…very high level hockey being played…big rebound win by BC, as Notre Dame pasted them the night before…that’s Hayes dominating on the biggest college stage…

    Wall, I have to say, that I was pulling big time for Jokeritt to lose…and they lost pretty badly…if they lose today, then TT will be flying over Monday or Tuesday…

    Dave, TT is coming straight to Chicago, not Rockford…guaranteed.

  5. Sr. Brad says:

    BTW, quietly Paliotta (a 3rd round pick) has had a tremendous season for Vermont and is shaping up as a DMan to watch for the Hawks.

  6. Sr. Brad says:

    Also, from practise yesterday, Q put the boys through a lot of physical 1 on 1 and 2 on 2 drills, and continued to attack the players for their peripheral play and not going to the tough spots to win puck battles…and I am not saying there is truth in this, but then he went and revamped the lineups for Sunday, here they are…

    “Q shook up the lines again during practice Saturday and placed Versteeg, Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa on the first line; Bryan Bickell, Michal Handzus and Patrick Kane on the second line; Sharp, Andrew Shaw and Brandon Saad on the third line and Brandon Bollig, Marcus Kruger and Ben Smith on the fourth line.”

    He is prepared to blame the players for these losses, but he’s not prepared to look at himself…demoting Sharp to the 3rd line adds balance for sure, but WTF is Handzus doing in the f$cking lineup??? The last 2 games had to cement for ANY hockey observer that Zus is killing the Hawks…Regin, who’s not very good, at least has some speed and tries…he evens scored a goal the other night, but he’s going to sit on the bench in favour of Zus…unf$cking believable…and now Bickell skates with Kane and Zus??? Wow…

    I think Versteeg will do well on the first line with Toews and Hoss, the 3rd line with Saad and Sharp looks amazing, and the 4th line will do their job…but that 2nd line is a joke, and continuing to put Patrick Kane, the league’s most dynamic offensive player, into these ridiculous situations is criminal Q…

  7. Morgzie says:

    I heard somewhere that the problem with putting Kane and TT on the same line is that they both need the puck. And the reason Kane keeps getting put with Zeus is that he can play without the puck – basically he just stands in front of the net.

    I trust Q, as he knows way more than any of us about the players health, mental space, etc., he’s won 2 Cups and Lots of games, and I tend to be very patient and look at the big picture (i.e. they’re in the playoffs, they are a good team, you have to overcome adversity to win the cup, etc), but I don’t understand how you can continue to play Regin and Zeus. Could Morin be that much worse? Is there some get Morin really pissed and fired up, then bring him up? Why not Sharp at center?

    I give the benefit of the doubt to the coaching staff, but I’d love to know more about the behind the scenes plan.

  8. Sr. Brad says:

    At the end of one period, its Jokerit 1 and Hameenlinna 1…go Hameenlinna!!!

  9. Sr. Brad says:

    2-2 with 4 minutes left in the 2nd period…

  10. Sr. Brad says:

    Late in the 3rd, still 2-2…

  11. Sr. Brad says:

    Its over, Jokerit LOSES and TT is FREE…I am already trying to buy him a one way ticket to Chicago…

  12. wall says:

    Brad… Handcuffs/Grandpa/Kane line??? now I know the Kane wants to leave Chicago rumor-may be true!!!

  13. Sr. Brad says:

    Exactly Wall…what about putting Bicks with TT and Kaner??? Your thoughts?

  14. Tab Bamford says:

    If Bickell remembers how to hit & finish, great…

    I wanna see TT with Hossa & Sharp/Saad

  15. MS says:

    Brad – completely agree re: Paliotta. He has been a huge part of UVM’s big improvement in a very tough conference. It will be interesting to see if he decides to sign with the Hawks and start his pro career or whether he returns for his last year of college eligibility.

    Can someone confirm whether Johns or Hayes would be eligible to play in Rockford if they sign at the conclusion of their respective seasons? It seems to that they will not be eligible since their signing will be after the trade deadline which was similar to Leblanc last year.

    Lastly regarding Leblanc’s contract being one way next year, isn’t the impact limited to a waste of money on an AHL player? (It doesn’t count towards the cap does it?)

  16. Sr. Brad says:

    MS, I think Paliotta is ready for Rockford, but Bowman and Hawks need him to finish out College, because we don’t have the room for more Pro contracts…the limit is 50, so I think he will be back at Vermont…smart, tough player, I like him.

    As for LeBlanc, yes, even if we don’t skate him in the big city, he still counts against the Cap…I am not sure what Bowman was thinking…I guess he over valued him, because as Tab said, LeBlanc isn’t close to being ready for the NHL…this season at Rockford has been a disaster for him…

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