Blackhawks Recall Lucas Carlsson

With the NHL trade deadline coming on Monday, the Blackhawks appear to be ready to make a deal.

Finally.

On Saturday afternoon, Chicago recalled defenseman Lucas Carlsson from Rockford. Veteran Erik Gustafsson will not travel with the team to Dallas. He is expected to be dealt soon.

Carlsson, 22, was originally drafted by the Blackhawks in the fourth round (110th overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft. He has five goals and 21 assists in 48 games this season with the IceHogs.

61 thoughts on “Blackhawks Recall Lucas Carlsson

  1. what bob said about dane is correct. goes for mc donough as well. and nylander. and smith.

    on another matter. guessing they wouldn’t trade gustafsson if they haven’t given up on the season. so assuming that is the case i would throw carlsson into the lineup tomorrow and play him every game unless he shows he can’t compete at the nhl level. might as well find out what the kid has. we already know what the rest of the d-men bring to the table.

    on yet another matter. i absolutely love alexandre fortin’s speed. it appears he is never going to be a scorer in the nhl, but i would love to see him brought up to the hawks and thrown into the mix as a fourth liner and penalty killer. you can’t ever have enough speed and maybe that could be his niche.

  2. Vegas traded for Martinez. Do they still want Gus after that? I’m thinking Cal ga ry or do you say Cal gary would want him with Giordano and Hamonic out. Thinking Lehner and Gus for 1st round and Bennett.

  3. Vegas got lots of picks, wouldn’t rule out Florida either if they still believe their in it, Tallon said he was looking for Dman and tight on csp so Gus work for him, Q knows him.

  4. Bowman needed to go along time ago. Need to quit spending too much money upfront, then having to turn around and cut promising players because he can’t do the math . IDIOT!!!

  5. Gus is not going on the road trip, but Lehner is. Obviously nobody is offering any kind of package for both of them.

    It’s difficult imagining that the Hawks aren’t going to deal a goalie. But as far as we know, nobody has been called up from Rockford so maybe we will go in to Tuesday with the same two goalies. Maybe Stan is playing hardball. If Carolina is playing their version of Scott Foster, maybe Stan is holding out to bleed them.

  6. The next heart transplant recipient is the Toronto Mapleleafs. No push at all in the 3rd against the 42 year old emergency goalie.With that offensive talent.Wow.Marner,Matthees,and Nylander-0 shots on goal in the 3rd.

  7. Robs saying they’re talking now, Leafs millionaires were no shows, Dzingel scratched was backup goalie lol for 3rd if emergency guy went down.

  8. Pesce out long term with Canes too and Hamilton already out, needing defense too. Reimer awhile, Mzarek not sure on yet, according to Brind’amour

  9. Give Stan credit. He did not get into the frenzy mid week and now the prices at his grocery store are going up because there will be no more additional bread, milk and eggs after 2pm on Monday.

    The price for Lehner just went way up. A legitimate number 1 goalie who is available.
    Gustafsson definitely worth a 2nd rounder.

  10. Give Stan credit, lol. Give me a break. Luck of the draw, timing, like gambling, stock market, games of chance. There is no right or wrong time to make trades, per se. The factors are variable, every team, every trade.

    The problem/issue is Bowman shouldn’t be the one making the trades anymore. He shouldn’t be in this position (again) after the last three years plus. His thought process is flawed, it’s one of self-preservation, not the betterment of the team. He built the team this year (they are his quotes, upper management, and his coach as well) to make the playoffs. What happened?

    The media covering the Hawks is softer than soft. Baby stuff. Maybe the two trades that illustrate Bowman’s wholly flawed thought process are the Nylander-Joker one, and then a few months later, the Saarela-McCoshen trade. First he says we need young, high-end forwards, we have plenty of “D” in the pipeline, so let’s make the first trade. Then, albeit a lower level trade, he subsequently trades a young forward w/ a high end offensive skill set (his own words paraphrased, he acquired him over the summer) for an AHL D-men (8th or 9th NHL D-man on his best day, maybe). This is like saying, I like it sunny out, no I like it cloudy out better; I like it hot out, no I like it cold out better.

    Bowman has done a decent job over the years, no question. However, his time has expired. The final straw was his choice of coaches. Based upon the Hawks’ high-end goaltending, Kane, Toews and a decent enough supporting cast for certain (Pittsburgh for example a gazillion injuries, and they just keep plugging along at the top of the league w/ Crosby and Malkin both out for extended periods, a defense no better than the Hawks, and are their goalies better than the Hawks?), can one truly say with an experienced and respected game-in bench coach and off ice as well, the Hawks wouldn’t have had at least 10-14 more points (at least) this season (that’s 5-7 games they’ve blown over the year, we’ve all seen how Colliton reacts, or not, when the train wrecks went down) and comfortably in a playoff spot?

    Rocky doesn’t care anymore, bottom line. Maybe his father haunting him, who knows. Good evening.

    This

  11. The Saarela trade looks like its going to sting for awhile too.If his 1st 2 NHL games with the Panthers are any indication.He would be the Hawks 2nd best Center right now.When this next road trip goes south,stop wasting time with Smith,Carpenter,Kamph and get a look at Hagel,Fortin,Carlsson and whoever else is healthy if Rockford falls out of the playoffs.I know they are clinging onto the last spot.

  12. I see Lehner leaving for sure but not don’t know where ..off course Carolina is the first team we all think but there are so many team looking for a good goalie for the Playoff…let see also what will happens with Saad ,,, Maatta ,,,,Gustafsson,,,,and maybe Crow if they don’t trade Lehner….it’s getting really interesting with just 2 more days to go.
    Saad is for sure a player Bruins would love to get and many other teams..but I would prefer to keep him here with the Hawks..
    I wonder what Carlson can bring to the Hawks now.
    I still don’t think the team is out off the playoff now..and even if we trade a few guys ..I am still not sure they are out…
    Life sometime is full of surprise.

    Please don’t even think about trading DCat,Strome,Kabulik…they are part of the future Hawks.
    the original Hawks2010

  13. Carolina might want some cap coming back, Nino obviously be good but likely too important to their playoff run tonlet him go, Dzingel may be somebody they want to use to make cap work.

    Seriously think there is no chance Debrincat, Kubalik, Dach, Boqvist or Strome go anywhere. Saad either unless a replacement for his role is in the picture.

  14. Unfortunately I believe you guys are right about Strome.The only way to move on from him is a new G.M comes in.He won’t be here when this team gets back to being a top team again.

  15. Agree with Pucklogic’s logic. Some bloggers think that Gus will bring in a 1st rounder. Absolutely crazy. My guess is a mid-3rd because of his offense and pp.

  16. I think Gus will appeal to teams needing some offense from the back end – he’s not a top 4 D on a good team but he can play him as a puck mover on the 3rd pair and on PP2 even for a good team – that’s where he has value

    Considering what D men have already fetched I say a 2nd for Gus is definitely doable

  17. Agree think 2nd is a reasonable, as Wrap said a 3rd pair O zone start guy who can help either pp unit.

    Longer theres no deal with Canes, may mean ask is high and looking at other options.

  18. I believe there is no trade yet because SB knows that his ass is on the hot seat and he is waiting for today’s result against Dallas. No points, he must pull the trigger on the obvious names. Win, and he makes a delusional move to push for the playoffs.

  19. Well it’s fun to speculate. As much as I fault stan for some obvious bad moves….well I will not be critical of others here. This is an escape from our real world problems and I’d like to keep it pleasant.

    Anyway having recently negotiated some deals with someone I consider a real a-hole and also having just recently taught game theory at college I’m on my high horse regarding the trade deadline.

    Stan Bowman has next to Zero control over what other teams offer. That’s why I ignore the “market us set off this trade” logic. It’s not set on anything. If teams want to “overpay” for something then they will. If teams want to “accept for less” then they will.

    The biggest issue with the Blackhawks is they seem to have no direction. Looking to the Seattle draft and who will be exposed and likely taken. The best commodity likely to be selected should be on the trade availability list now. Eyeballs glance it could very well be Matta exposed (though they’d only get him for a year) and Nylander (the other reason I dont understand the joker trade as joker would not have been exposed-right? Am I wrong?

    Anywya if either goalie goes there better be rock solid conditional draft picks involved. Friendly reminder draft picks typically dont play in the nhl for years….if ever…and often not on the team that drafts them. Let that sink in.

    Kane Toews and Keith deserve help now….or next year I suppose at this point. Stan should try to move draft picks and the like for actual players on teams trying to retool for the Seattle draft this coming draft , summer and next season. On paper the Blackhawks are in a pretty good spot for the Seattle draft….he better not screw it up.

  20. Lehner and Gus are gone (unless Lehner agrees to a new deal). No way we get nothing for those assets. Saw a rumor that the Av’s may consider moving Tyson Jost in a deal and they need a goalie. He has not met expectations as a former #10 overall pick but is still a pretty talented young player. I also have to believe the Canes trade for a goalie. They are a team that can go deep but they first have to make the playoffs.

  21. With Ahl playoff rosters being set tomorrow afternoon, likely Carlsson, Highmore and maybe Boqvist be given paper trail and sent down then recalled. Teams only allowed to recall 4 players the rest of season starting tomorrow unless it’s for injury replacement. Bringing those 3 back and Delia if a goalie moved, that would be their quota for regular recalls for the year. So other recalls would only be emergency replacement ones.

  22. Honest if Stan still around he was one of the few who maneuvered the Vegas expansion draft without losing any significant players. Agree taking advantage of teams not so well placed to get through Seattle draft could be a big boost for them.

  23. It is always a seller’s market and in Lehner (in particular and Gus) we have assets that could help another team. We also have lots of guys who could provide depth. Bottom line, a good GM would get value out of this.

    Best scenario IMO is to package Lehner and Gus and move them to Canes (and get their first rounder and whatever else). If not then Lehner to Avs seems like a good opportunity.

    No excuses, but then Stan is likely (hopefully) gone regardless so who knows.

  24. Wrap, yea I see 56 like Leddy a fast OFF Defensemen, whos not good at D, and a ufa to get overpaid caphit wise. Just like Leddy.

  25. This is a little exciting because were getting picks/prospects for ufa players were not keeping anyways-at least in the terms of young wave core/role. Like HHNL says thats what it is about, so who cares if 65 15 other people who donot like 22 others are here for now. They could play really good and stay or be here for now. These guys should be auditioning for role player spots-for when were a top team again.

    What is sxciting, nothing agsint anybody on 23man org caoches gm crew other, is if the team system coaches gm crew other are not working real good, then were going to go to next team system. Otherwise whats the point of Q leaving. This is why I would like to see C be able to go back to Rockford and others do similar. Just realign people where they fit best or they can leave-up to them.

    We waiting 2 yrs, with playing short handed with ‘tank’ ufas last two summers. This summer we added 5 or 6 good ufa players, some were injured past and pretty much every one of them got shot and took down 7 with them. Thats for the better good for them coming yrs because were getting another top 5 skill draft player. Other things like 12 and other not playing as good as they are, junior slump-so good that there wasnt a soph slump or he was that young that he was a redshirt soph slump.

    These things donot happen, and other stuff, were in playoffs and would still have the holes we need to fill and will with young wavers and good ufas/trades coming. Which means this yr wasnt a waste, after having to go through last two yrs, it was a blessing to get better draft picks players and see that we need to adjust the system and add certain type players-you guys talked about.

  26. Point is, some donot want to ever hear Calvary is coming or Horsemen bla bla bla bla again-fine, we need a new identity/slogan to go with.

    ‘Young wavers’.

    Load up the young wave as good as possible.

  27. Have a feeling Lehner just geld back until game over, Delia playing for Rfd today, so need him as backup befors announcing trade, Canes likely.

  28. NOt routeing against us to win, better for us to take as many hits as we can so we donot go to +8 or +11 over .500 and make playoffs. Even though that Is how good we are, a +8/+11 team, were not winning this yr so lets keep it to 0/even and just take the good as your record is medicine. Then when we get another top 5 skill draft player, I donot mind hearing were as good as our record, 45-25/30 every yr, talk because we ll be a top team again and thats what I care about.

    So far so good, with a 2-6-2 10 day layover-working good, a win, a few more before the challenege of the 11 games-where we could go 9-2. If we can somehow only go 50/50% were looking good, for the better good.

    Even if we do good, for the better good, and lose this DAL game. STL hasnt played good since first 30/40 games, so we might blow STL out. That would be 2-1 after the 2-6-2. SO we need TB to keep us at 2-2. Then Pray we donot go 9-2 and make playoffs.

  29. Keep 12 and remembering when people wanted to trade 20 because of a terrible, 10? gmaes, then hes been our best FW or one of since. Cant put a tree back up, if you cut it down. If we ever trade 12 let him score 30-40 goal every yr again beforehand.

  30. ANA and SJ are tanking or not playing anymore-again. They had goton to around 2/3 and now are st 5 and 6 again. Looks like they are trying for the 3rd and 4th pick.

    Which has us around 7th pick.

  31. Love reading all the posts. C has tried make Strome something he is not. Hockey is a fluid game. When he and cat r just left alone, they’re worth 100 pts/yr at minimum. Coaches adjust to talent- players shouldn’t adjust to hockey “ by
    numbers.” Key-A few Gilbert’s, entwhistles,…then let the horses run.

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