Blackhawks Recall Gustav Forsling

On Wednesday morning the Blackhawks recalled defenseman Gustaf Forsling from Rockford.

Forsling, 20, had two goals and three assists in 36 games with the Blackhawks before being reassigned to the AHL. He contributed one goal and seven assists in 30 contests with the IceHogs.

14 thoughts on “Blackhawks Recall Gustav Forsling

  1. Seems out of character…

    Reports don’t look promising for Shalunov next year. With the Nhl not participating in the Olympics. The Russians have already said they want to get players with aspirations of playing there in the KHL if possible. Shalunov won’t leave this year for that reason alone. He also still wants to be traded to a better Khl team. He’s only using the Hawks option as leverage to make that trade happen. Maybe in 2018. Not losing sleep over him.

  2. Ernie…i dont think he really want to play in Nhl …and i prefer to see him play in KHL because we saw soo many Russian not playing hockey when they arrive in NHL ..we where lucky to get Artemi who really enjoy playing for the Hawks and in NHL …and we are also lucky that he decide to Stay for 2 more years with us…i like that kid who really love the game….we need guys like him and i dont think Shalunov is the same type…but maybe i am wrong ……
    I really love the Team we have here and i think we have a few more young guys coming with the team next year …i would not be surprise to see Fortin from the Huskies landing on the big team next season …Q likes him and he had a great year so far with is Junior team ..plus he had a good first round in the playoff ..

  3. Hawks2010 outside current NHL roster they have Motte, Johnson, Baun who played in Rockford this year and have Highmore, DeBrincat, Fortin, Knott, Louis, Iacopelli and Pelltier under contract for forwards next year plus Radke and Bondra seem to be on bubble of signing and decisions to make regarding Dalstrom, Halnan and maybe Noel. So drpth at forward seems to be an asset in coming years.

  4. Thought it might be interesting to compare the stats of the top 8 scorers for the Hawks in 2010 (their first cup year), 2015 and this year

    Name (age 1st time appearing) 2010 2015 2017

    Kane (age 21) 88 64 88
    Toews (age 21) 68 66 57
    Keith (age 26) 69 45 51
    Hossa (age 31) 51 61 45
    Sharp (age 28) 66 43
    Versteeg (age 23) 44 34
    Brower (age 24) 40
    Ladd (age 24) 38
    Saad (age 22) 52
    Richards (age 34) 37
    Panarin (age 25) 73
    Anisimov (age 28) 45
    Panik (age 26) 44
    Seabrook (age 31) 39

    It’s clear that the Hawks have reloaded. They replaced Saad with Panarin who scores 20 more pts a year and has better possession numbers. They replaced Sharp with Anisimov who is 7 years younger. And both Arty’s are cheaper.

  5. sorry those columns didn’t show up. Long-time Hawk fans will be able to determine the years

  6. Was really just making a comparison about Hawks depth versus SC winning years. Every team needs luck to win it all but Hawks seem as strong as any of their Cup teams. Other teams have had their ups/downs but Hawks continue to develop enough depth to stay at an elite level.

    Only teams Hawks have struggled with this year are Caps and Sharks. If they can avoid those teams, I see them winning any other 7 game series.

  7. Sharks have pulled a wild and really hit a wall. I don’t see the Sharks going deep. Carlyle thinks the Hawks have to be favorites. I don’t remember the Hawks ever being able to go 8 or 9 deep on the backend. Don’t ever remember them resting guys with 4 games left. 2 yes. Hawks have really 15-16 nil caliber forwards and the bottom 6 of those can be used for matchups. This team is as deep as its ever been. Yes even back to 2010.

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