Blackhawks Send Bickell To Rockford, Recall Dano

On Monday morning, the Blackhawks recalled forward Marko Dano from the IceHogs and assigned forward Bryan Bickell to Rockford.

Dano, 20, was acquired with Artem Anisimov in the deal sending Brandon Saad to Columbus this summer. He has seven points (one goal, six assists) through nine games with Rockford this season. Dano registered 21 points in 35 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets as a rookie last year. He was selected by Columbus in the first round (27th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.

Bickell continues to make $4 million per season.

25 thoughts on “Blackhawks Send Bickell To Rockford, Recall Dano

  1. Now we know why Dano was sat out yesterday. The Bickell move is pretty big. With Dano, Kero, and Hartman up I wonder if that’s the third line tonight.

  2. Should have checked twitter before commenting. Morning skate Hossa sat. Lines were.

    I like it. I might have flipped 86 and 72. And when Hossa is healthy would like to see Garbutt in for Desjardins.

  3. I like those lines. You can bet that Q will be shuffling the deck as the night progresses. I love Dano back in the mix!

    Biggest bummer for me out here in LA is they black out the Chicago feed and I’m stuck listening to Bob Miller, whose play by play is among the worst I have ever been forced to listen to. The guy stumbles through the entire game, mispronouncing names, calling the wrong players…And then there’s color man Jim Fox who ends every sentence with his signature effeminate lilt. The horror!

  4. Forgot to mention that this move is probably temporary. Apparently Bickell’s waiver period isn’t up as he wasn’t needed to be placed on them. So this is probably a very temporary thing. They needed to make room for Dano and everyone else aside from Hartman and Kero and Gustafsson would require waivers.

  5. I’d be shocked if Bickell ever puts on the Indian head again, as I have been saying for some time now, he is giving the team ZERO! It’s a shame this is how things have turned out for him after his amazing 2013.

    so 105 total games under his new contract; 14 goals, 19 assists,…wow that’s NOT good!

  6. SSHM, his 33 points in his last 105 games is only slightly below his career avereage.

    .36 ppg career vs .31 ppg for his last 105 games. The error occurred when he had the anomaly of a 12/13 playoff run. Not dissimilar to the Daniel Murphy playoff run. Can’t pay a guy on 20 games. And that’s what happened.

  7. Mike – yes, I do, actually. I turn the TV sound off and do that. I used to have Sirius and I’d listen to the WGN broadcast instead. Just being overly dramatic! If you ever have the occasion to listen to the LA Kings announcers on TV…don’t

  8. Re: Tony, I’m native Chicagoan and lifelong Blackhawks fan but first heard Bob Miller out here when I arrived in SoCal in late 80’s. Have to disagree w/ you about Miller, I think he’s very good. But I’m with you about Jim Fox, he knows his hockey but his style is awful on the air. Miller and the old Kings at the Forum were great in the Gretzky years. I pay for the NHL CenterIce package through my cable provider, get all Hawks games that way, most of the time you have your choice to watch either the home team broadcast or the road team broadcast. I get Foley and Olczyk often.

    See you at Staples Center on November 28th? I’ll be the guy in the old school Blackhawks cardigan. Also, you should drop in to the Redondo Beach Cafe. Couple of brothers from Montreal own the joint, great hockey place. They’re huge Habs fans but really appreciate Hawks fans and Kings. I got a free beer there when I named all the old Canadiens pictured above the bar.

  9. Saw this from Mark Lazarus but thought it was worth re-posting here:

    Avg age of players at SCF game 6: 29.0
    Avg age of players in tonight’s game: 25.6

  10. Good info Chev, thanks for posting. Underscores the point teams need significant contributions from younger players on entry level contracts in these salary cap times.

  11. RTP – I will be there on the 28th. My buddy with season tickets always takes me when the Hawks are in town – great seats, I’m lucky. Haven’t missed a game in the last 4 or 5 years. We sit in section 15 – ice level, across from the benches to the left of the penalty box.

    I’m going to have to check out the Redondo Beach Cafe. Sounds like my kind of place. I used to hang at a local pub in Santa Monica – JP’s. Great sports bar and they show all the games. Though I’m usually at home with my hockey package listening to Foley and Olczyk when I get them. My older brother went to high school with Foley, so I’ve met him on a couple of occasions. Great guy! So I am more than biased! We were all so jazzed when he got his dream job of calling Hawks games. Before him it was Lloyd Pettit.
    As far as Miller goes, I never watched him in the 90’s, so perhaps I missed his prime. Far be it from me to dump on any older guys since 60 is right around the corner for me. Maybe I’ll cut him some slack…

  12. Tony, there were a few in between Lloyd Pettit and Pat Foley.

    Jim West, Bud Kelly, Ron Oakes, Andy MacWilliams. That’ll jog your memory!

  13. I am gonna use this opportunity to rant about the Cap……..but in a good way. The Cap has been very very friendly to our Chicago Blackhawks. The year prior to the Cap the Hawks were in a word…awful. The Cap was created for league parity and it has succeeded in a huge way. High draft picks also helped the cause….of course.

    The Cap era brought about player management that was inconceivable just a year prior. GM’s had to manage against other GMs who answered to a Cap rather than to the owners. Most teams spend 90% or more of their Cap.

    Who has been the best at managing an even salary field. That is obvious, Stan the man Bowman with the help of Rocky and upper management. The Hawks just didn’t go out and out spend others, they simply now spending the same as others.

    SB and company have learned quickly to load, win, reload, win, reload and win. Three Cups in 6 years and 5 WCF is 6 years is incredible. Doing it within the constraints of the Cap even more incredible.

    Without the Cap and the refocus to Cap management things could have ended up differently.

  14. Mike, I would really like to say that you are correct about SB, but he signed Bickel for $4Mil / yr. and he signed CC for $6Mil / yr. Although I love CC as the Hawk goalie, that contract will become a boat anchor in the next 2-3 years.

    The jury is still out on all the youngsters that are here and in Rockford, Indy, junior and college teams.

  15. Wow, Hof, you’re right! Selective memory on my part. Pettit was my teen years favorite, so he, like Foley hold a special place. With all due respect to the other fine gents!

  16. Being 60 years old, I have fond memories of Lloyd Petit. His trademark “shot and a goal” was great. Pat Foley and John Wiedeman, however, are better announcers. Jim West was…, well, …terrible.

  17. Wow, Lloyd Petit. I remember many nights listening under the blanket with my clock/radio, and getting yelled at “turn that off and get to bed, you have school in the morning” by my Mom. Always got a wink from my Dad. Tremendous memories.

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