Blackhawks Make Vacation Week Roster Moves

With the Blackhawks having a week off between Saturday night’s win in Edmonton and hosting… the Oilers at the United Center on the 18th, Chicago announced a number of roster moves on Sunday morning.

Veteran defenseman Michal Rozsival was activated off IR. Rozsival has been on IR since Jan. 29 (retroactive to Jan. 25) but had appeared in only 14 games before getting hurt.

Chicago also announced that forwards Nick Schmaltz, Tanner Kero and Vinnie Hinostroza and defenseman Gustav Forsling have been reassigned to Rockford. With six full days off and many veterans leaving town (Brent Seabrook is going to Disney World), this gives the Blackhawks young players an opportunity to continue skating. All four have done a good job contributing over the Blackhawks recent stretch of strong play and figure to be back late in the week.

27 thoughts on “Blackhawks Make Vacation Week Roster Moves

  1. The forward trio has been fine, more cap space can be created by waiving Tootoo & Desjardins after the break when the trifecta is recalled. Everyday they remain on the roster takes up valuable cap space.

    When the break ends, Forsling can stay in R ford where he belongs, this will save some more cap space as well. Every penny counts.

  2. Ernie, what would we have saved by doing 21 or 22 the other wk compared to this. I still would have done that and this. We need deadline space and player bonuses space.

    This is what I was asking Ernie about the other wk. Why have 23 on 23man (when we need for player bonuses). Maybe this would be same diff.

  3. Depends who you’re sending down or waiving. Save 106k for the next 6 days sending those 4 down. Season is 180 days long. Let’s assume you remove Desjardins and Tootoo 14 days ago. Cap savings of 120k.

    I’ll take it 1 further. Remove 11 and 22, 14 days ago and through the next 6. Bring 32 back from IR for the roster spot today. Send 42,48,67,8 down, roster would sit at 17. Recall Abbott, Labrie, and Carrick for these 6 days to keep the roster at 20. Cap savings of 220,839.

  4. Forgot about Kempny. So would only need 2 of the 3 minimum call ups. Which could have brought the total savings up to 240k over a 3 week period.

  5. Thanks, hats what I thought be about similar as what we were talking about a wk ago or so. Then maximizing it could have done another 100-120 on top of that.

    Basically we add about .450-.500 for deadline space with just the 4 for 6 days. That’s why I didn’t understand why we didnt then because every guy on 23 man makes a diff. towards deadline and player bonuses space.

    Its good info to post. There are people who want to know and might be thinking we have no cap space or have 6.3m in cap space.

  6. Rentals rarely are worth the top draft picks/young talent needed to secure them. If the Hawks had the cap room to get Landeskog, Tyler Johnson or Duchene and sign them long term that would be a different story. Obviously they do not. I would like to see an addition by subtraction approach this year. That means 11,22 and 32 staying on the sidelines.

  7. I still think Alex Burrow would be a good addition and would not cost that much. He can still play and I think he is past any more biting incidents. Added bonus: I think it would really piss off Canuck fans to see him play a part in another deep run for us.

  8. Burrows provides nothing this team doesn’t already have. Over the last 4 seasons he has played 248 games. He has scored 90 points. Good for .36 ppg.

  9. We should make a list of good FW (regardless of caphit) and list caphit/and ufa/or contract yrs of guys we could add. Any team that could be trading by deadline. List by higher caphit.

    Landeskog 5.57m/4yrs
    Vrbata 1.0m/ufa

  10. Addition by Rockford 11/22 clears waivers then we have those guys for playoffs and have that cap space. Thats 1.55m there in addition to what we have. Beauty of an idea.

  11. Burrows has a 70 playoff games experience vs. Schmaltz, Hartmann, and Ras’s combined zero. He can play both PP and PK and has been a top 6 guy for much of his career. He is a UFA next year and is playing well. So yeah, he does bring things we don’t have in those other guys.

  12. Why do you need more playoff experience? Almost half of this team has multiple rings. All that means is he’s old. He’s an older Richard Panik at this stage. Why burn up those saved dollars for a temp…one that you have to create chemistry with who really isn’t that good.

    I can be sold on the idea of a trade. Just not on Burrows. Not because he’s Burrows. But because he’s not that good.

  13. I do not agree that he isn’t good simply because you say so (just saying he is not good is hardly an argument), and having watched some of Canucks recently he has been playing well. Right now on the left side we have a grand total of 7 playoff games experience (Panarin’s from last year) and in the playoffs it actually does matter sooner or later (just ask Erik Gustafsson). He has been very durable throughout his career and appears to have something left in the tank. He is tough too (his jerk stuff notwithstanding) and can handle the wear and tear of a long run. If we could get him for a third or something like that I think he could be a good fit.

  14. Burrows definitely fits the mold that Stan goes after at the deadline but he’s a right wing, not a left. If they do make a trade for a 1LW I’d rather it be for someone like Hanzal.

  15. I referenced his last 240 some games as to why I don’t think he’s good. How about his 48.3 cf%? Middle of the pack on the team. Now, he is better than he was last year. But i guess we forgot what happened last year with Ladd. He had playoff experience too. Burrows would cost 1m if nothing is retained. Plus a prospect and/or a pick.

    Next year’s cap is looking better. Able to breathe a bit. Especially if Krugers hit is removed. I would rather not see them piss that away on someone that may be marginally better just because that player has playoff experience.

  16. Interestingly enough one of the hockey puck experts on TSN said that teams that are serious about going for it this year should look at Burrows. (He was really high on him)
    I’m in the camp of not giving away too much at the deadline, and it needs to be the right piece at the right cost.

  17. Stanthemanrules – your condescending BS drives me crazy. You call out trolls by doing the exact same thing, TROLLING.

    Stan absolutely needs help if he thinks Michal Rozsival deserves an NHL Roster spot. He is not one of our best 7 D men. Forsling can skate circles around him, mainly because Forsling can skate.

    It is not a coincidence that once we stopped skating Rozy because he was on IR we started winning.

  18. Need to keep our young talent and draft picks if we expect to stay relevant through the rest of the decade and into the next. Otherwise we will wake up and be old, slow, and devoid of the talent to replace the old and slow.

  19. Agree Rozy should be — in the playoffs — the 8th D-man at best.

    Forsling is turning the puck over on a semi-regular basis, and that’s being kind. He is nowhere near ready to handle the Battle Royale of four rounds of the playoffs. Q is no dummy (although he is stubborn, see ’14 playoffs Bollig, last year Mashinter) — he can’t possibly allow Forsling to make rookie mistakes that can blow up an otherwise earnest Cup run in flames. We all saw the turnstile w/ the rookie D-men last year v. St. Louis. No way, not again.

  20. Burrows is an interesting choice ,.,.if we get him for a 5- 7 round pick,.,.,What we Really need is a solid 5 D man ,.,,scoring goals has not been our issue of late ,.,.past 5 games we scored 4-5-4-5-5 Five game win streak ,.,.After our top 4 D ,we fall off sharply ,T.V.R is a gamble at times ,Kempny can fall into similar bad habits on a nightly basis , throw in old man Rosy ,.,and the young Swede Forsling to round out the bottom 3-4 cluster fuck and i think you can see where this is going . Now i wish i had a Crystal Ball like Wall has ,or mind numbing statistical data like Ernie but i don,t . What i do have is burned into my mind,.,.watching our above mentioned bottom 4 D men put Soupy in this as well ,getting stuck in our own end ,pushed off the puck ,man handled and crumbling under pressure .Who is our prime pick for Solid Defensive Help ?

  21. Reports there that Bowman again states is not going to make any big trade that involves any of the young guys and that Hayden is still on board to sign with Blackhawks as soon as he can.

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