Blackhawks Recall Joakim Nordstrom

On Monday afternoon, the Blackhawks recalled forward Joakim Nordstrom from Rockford.

Nordstrom, 22, had 17 points (eight goals, nine assists) in 17 games as the IceHogs captain, including a hat trick over the weekend after being reassigned. He had two assists in 10 games with the Blackhawks earlier this season.

25 thoughts on “Blackhawks Recall Joakim Nordstrom

  1. Good to hear, Nordy adds a spark to the team. Who sits if Nordstrom plays? Carcillo? I hope he’s not coming up to ride the bench.

  2. Have to think Q misses the shut down ability that line had with 28-16-42 and how that’s not the case with 13 on the wing. Carcillo has played better than I thought he would but unless they are going to rest players for a game or two during this stretch, I hope he reunites the 3B line, (too good to be a 4th line)

  3. While Morin was on his “conditioning assignment,” he still was on the NHL roster & cap. Now that he’s off the books, the Hawks had only 12 forwards on the roster. Bringing up Nordstrom gives them 13 – makes sense.

    It does make you wonder if one of the goalies heads to Rockford before Tuesday night, though….

  4. Meanwhile the Ice Hogs are finally close to getting Mark McNeill back in the lineup, he should be back in some time this week. Stephen Johns still out day to day, which who knows exactly what that means. Upper body injury which is hopefully not concussion related.

  5. What is the point of David Rundblad being on the team other than for practice purposes, on a one-way deal no less.
    They brought up Clenny who leap-frogged him for 4 games, Dahlbeck who leap-frogged him for 4 games and now Erixon. So technically he is like #10 on the depth chart.

    Writer Scott Powers has said a few times that Q has no confidence in him at all, and if that’s true why not just waive him, admit that trading a 2nd rounder was a mistake and move on ? Think about it, if this poor guy gets back in the line-up he will be so afraid of making a mistake, he’s bound to screw up in his first 2 shifts ( much like he did in Anaheim ).

  6. Speed was noticeably absent against the Islanders …. may they were tired but….Putting Nordy back with Kreuger and Smith will help a lot if they get enough minutes. They were fun to watch when they were together. Shaw line is cooking now and Sharp fits in well so can’t change that. Bickell looks like a new man there. The only choice is give car-bomb a little rest.

  7. I thought 42-16-28 was on a nice role when Sharp came back moving Nordstrom out of the lineup. On the other hand Carcillo has played well too and arguably better than Nordstrom in terms of scoring. I guess it’s one of those good problems to have.

  8. If im Stan Bowman im on the phone with Craig MacTavish and im picking the carcass of the Oilers and im dealing on of these dmen for one of the Oilers young forwards. Halls available, Eberle is available, David Perron, not sure I take a flier on Nail though.

  9. Clearly it would take more then a bottom tier dman for top 6 talent but package some of these guys, w prospects or picks and load up.

    Buy low Stan!

  10. Hawks don’t have the Cap space for those Oiler players – not to mention it would take a lot more than a 5/6/7 dman to acquire Hall or Eberle or one of those guys.

  11. No way you get Hall or Eberle for prospects and picks. And even if you did, you still have to clear cap space and Edmonton isn’t doing a straight-up trade of Hall for Sharp. You’d have to give up a Saad or a Hjalmarsson, maybe both. I don’t break up this squad that has the potential to make a run for the cup with some young guys who haven’t gotten it together.

    I also like the 16-28-42 line. 42 doesn’t seem to have much scoring punch at this level, but looks good as a role player and should continue to develop as a PK guy. Plus he actually hits people, maybe that will rub off on 29 some day.

  12. It will be interesting to see how intent EDM management is to shake up the culture there. Hard to see Hall going, and there are other pieces on that roster that could/should go before they deal a really good young player.

    to the rumor he’s “uncoachable” – how many coaches have had more than one year to coach him since he broke into the league?

  13. Agree with most people here…totally fine sitting 13 to get 28 16 42 back together. Best 4th line in the league. Maybe swap 29 & 13 a bit to get them both competing and playing their best. Play whoever’s hot.

  14. Tab I had no idea Hall had that “uncoachable” label. Until yahoo published that brief article last night. If you are Edmonton that not the type of press you want if you are dealing your top asset. Hall makes a very reasonable salary of 6 million dollars. He’s been a point per game player on some very bad teams and he’s 23 years old. Hopefully Stan is making the necessary calls.

    At the end of the day good teams and good organizations deal from strength. The Hawks have a loaded pipeline on defense. Its a lot better then letting talented NHL players leave town for a bag of pucks (Leddy, Pirri, Morin, Buff)

    Sharp makes 6.5 million this year, 5.5 million next and 5 million in his final year.

  15. Nordstrom gives this team a desperately needed injection of speed and frontline defensive forward play. He needs to find himself in the lineup. Time to rotate the 13th man role to rest guys, punish guys, whatever. So there will be no publicly hurt feelings, the Hawk forward who sits for a game can be labeled out with the flu or some other B.S. reason.

  16. Hawks lack team speed. Hmmm. Interesting. Never a dull moment. Any thoughts Ivan B. & HawksNation4all? Mr. Rufus, you must be getting close to Detroit to watch Morin’s debut live, let us know how it goes. Thanks.

  17. SSHM… are you watching these games??? “Hawks have a loaded pipeline on D”…

    In their “NHL stints”… CDEN and DBECK’s play – dismissed the Idea – the Hawks are loaded on D… (I still think Pokka and Johns will be players)… But HARDLY loaded after those two “auditions” by 6/44…

    That is why SB picked up some insurance w Erixon!!!

  18. Yes Wall the Hawks are indeed loaded on d and sorry a cup of coffee w the big Club doesnt change my opinion on any of these prospects. Clendening, Dalbeck, Johns are all legit prospects. TVR has shown this doubter he belongs & Pokkla could be a player. This list doesnt include some of the projects like fourtnier, Press and Soderstrom and yes the Hawks have a deep pipeline.

  19. Sorry you wont convince me that Erixon move isnt,… I’ll take your underachieving high draft pick player if you take mine. Don’t believe me look back at Kyle Beach for Manshinter.

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