Blackhawks Trade Jeremy Morin To Toronto

During the Blackhawks game against the Ottawa Senators on Sunday night, Chicago traded forward Jeremy Morin to the Toronto Maple Leafs for forward Richard Panik.

Panik, 24, has 25 points (nine goals, 16 assists) through 33 games with the Toronto Marlies this season. Originally a second round pick by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round of the 2009 NHL Draft, he has appeared in 151 career regular season NHL games with Toronto and Tampa, posting 19 goals and 20 assists.

After Sunday’s game, coach Joel Quenneville said Panik get an opportunity — on left wing — to play on the NHL roster right away.

“When the logistics get sorted out, he’ll be up here,” Quenneville said.

25 thoughts on “Blackhawks Trade Jeremy Morin To Toronto

  1. Not a joke. Good dump. Morin cried and cried for shot, then couldn’t even hang with the Blue Jackets. Career AHLer.

  2. To bad. Got to wonder if he has issues. I thought when he first came up to the NHL he might make it. Guess I was wrong.

  3. In a way sorry to see Jeremy go but he needs a fresh start and Panik is a big body who can skate and will be a depth bottom 6 forward. Had a few very good games last year on a really bad Maple Leaf team.
    He plays both wings.

  4. Broker that’s hilarious. Good for Morin, he was never going to get called up by the Hawks, I love Q, but he has his pets and Morin was the dog left out in the yard in below zero weather. Also good for the blog, no more advocating for Morin to get a fair shake from Hawks.

    If Morin gets regular minutes w the Leafs, he will do well. His contract is up after this year. Now that this new player will get called up, I hope this spells the departure of Mashinter.

  5. Slovak, Big, scored a Lot of goals in WJC-20 play… scouting report- great hands, very good puck handling, needs work on D side… supposed to be decent skater?

    Wonder if Hossa- knows him and requested him???

    WJC-20 scoring- indicates this kid should be a Player– so what gives? attitude? systems? Lack of speed?

    Guessing Hoss/Q give him a look on 1st line… if He Can skate better than most- I don’t see how he doesn’t help- at least in the 1st line Cycling the crap out of the Puck Hossa style!

    we shall see!!!

  6. Wall-live with a Leaf fan-saw many of the games-
    Q will like him (especially compared to J.M.) Wouldn’t say great hands and hasn’t lived up to his hype–but I can see him thriving with a good team, and the right system. Good skater, wasn’t shy using his big frame.

  7. “After Sunday’s game, coach Joel Quenneville said Panik get an opportunity — on left wing — to play on the NHL roster right away.” — can he be worse (bring less) than Bickell or Mashinter? (I’ll) Keep a good thought…

  8. Up for a midnight snack and thought of this.

    With 5’s .100 and 71’s .025 toward the caphit we have 1,579,455 (hockeyscap).
    RasMoose (575,000) and Mashinter (562,500) go to Rockford = 2,716,955 cap space. Then two of Dano/Haggerty/Pokka (925,000 x 2) come up = 866,955 cap space.
    Then Mcneiller (863,333) comes up = 3,622 cap space.
    Ltir Krugs 1,496,378

  9. Noonan- thanks-

    Who would you compare Panik’s skating to? Speed and agility wise?
    Elite said he has great hands/stick handling…

    with his frame- seems like he could drive possession in cycle w/ 19/81

    15 goals in 19 WJC-20… so the kid has some skills… I bet there aren’t too many guys with his WJC-20 resume… that have done so little in recent history.

  10. what I remember-and wasn’t focusing on him was he played like Winnik and was the same size-good on the cycle-
    seemed to close fast on the d-men

  11. Sneaky move for SB on the surface, this kid projects as a potential NHL forward. I’ve seen him referenced as a bottom 6 guy, whatever. Anyway you slice it Morin was never going to play for the Hawks so the club got something for him. This according to hockey futures “Panik is a highly-skilled, offensively-gifted forward with the size and speed needed to be a constant scoring threat. Like many young goal scorers, he has not yet developed his game on the defensive end – and is inconsistent in that area. Panik gained valuable experience playing in his first year in North America last season as well as with Slovakia playing against pros at the World Championships. He is still growing and developing but is a very promising offensive forward.”

    Yahoo had an interesting take for what its worth.

  12. We no longer a need to panic… We now have Panik…

    Some folks here are mourning the loss (again) of Morin. At least he will have a better chance of playing in the NHL in Toronto.

  13. Morin is dog crap at the NHL level. As he proved time and time again in Chicago, then lowly Columbus. Good riddance. Panik is dog crap in his own right, but he’s fresh dog crap.

  14. Here’s hoping that Morin has his health issues all worked out and can have some quality opportunities with the Toronto organ-I-zation.

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