Daniel Carcillo’s Days In Chicago Over

The Chicago Blackhawks announced on Friday that forward Daniel Carcillo will require surgery to repair a torn ACL that will cost him the next six months. Carcillo signed a one-year deal prior to the 2011-12 season, registering 11 points (two goals, nine assists) and rating plus-10 in 28 games this year. He has also accumulated 82 penalty minutes and been suspended twice as a member of the Hawks.

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12 Responses to Daniel Carcillo’s Days In Chicago Over

  1. Debbie Guidi says:

    I know he has made some bad moves, this last being a doosey, but he was doing well for the most part & Q & Bowman were supportive of him. They both stated they knew what they were getting when they signed Carcillo. So after all is said & done, are you really sure that we won’t resign him or offer him an extension? It’s not like he was another Olesz.

  2. Tab Bamford says:

    Reasons Carcillo won’t be back in Chicago:
    1) Andrew Shaw
    2) Jeremy Morin
    3) Brandon Pirri
    4) Brandon Saad

  3. Logan Reilly says:

    Personally, I’m very happy to see him away from the team now. This latest incident is exactly why I didn’t want him on the team to begin with. The unpredictability that he’ll display when you least expect it. Who knows what he’d do in the playoffs. He’s that risky!

    Jamal Mayers is showing how to do it right. Now THAT was a good signing.

  4. Matt D says:

    I would definately have to agree with Tab and Logan but add Ben Smith and definately Jimmy Hayes to his list. Carcillo played very well in stretches but the young guys have just been great. As for the Mayers comment, I honestly believe he could be the difference in the playoffs for this team with his physical play and ability to play any forward position. That was a great signing and I would definately like to see him stay here.

  5. Ralph says:

    Plus 10

  6. auggie1955 says:

    I have to agree with all the previous remarks. The Hawks did need to get tougher going into this season, but signing Carcillo was a mistake. I thought maybe the Hawks might try and bring back Ben Eager, as he was an UFA, but that didn’t happen. It’s been fun watching Hayes and Shaw play.

  7. jeff says:

    C’mon how can you say Danny was a “bad” signing? He played quality 2nd line minutes, had good chemistry with Kane (whose production has greatly slowed w/o him) and provided the toughness we needed this year. He had better hands and more skill than I thought. Good signing, he played well for us.

    But with so many young guns getting very close to full time NHL action, yes, his days playing here are over.

  8. E says:

    What Jeff said. Carcillo created the space that allowed Hoss and Kaner to connect on a lot of the goals they got together.

  9. Debbie Guidi says:

    I was afraid you ll would say that. I guess I’m just disappointed because I liked him & what he had shown he could do.

  10. tysimmo says:

    Since Nov 16, Carcillo has 0 G, 4 A, +/- of 0, and 48 PIM in 13 games played (topping 10 minutes in just 6 of those games). I’d say that is a better representation of the Car Bomb we expected and not the 2 G, 5 A, +10 (with just 34 PIM) player he was over the first 15 games. Shaw, Smith, and Bickell (if he’s still here next year) are all better options than Carcillo. Heck, I’d rather take a shot on Olesz again than bring back Carcillo. Olesz didn’t exactly get a fair shot in my mind. Bowman intended on sending him down from day one to save cap space for a potential trade and when Rusty’s performance was nothing short of ‘meh’ over his 6 games, it was a perfect excuse to send him down. Bickell has done no better this year and continues to get chances; same with Smith.

  11. Logan Reilly says:

    To Jeff and E…

    I say he’s a bad signing because of these moments where he can cost you a game just like that. In a regular season its 2 points-2 important points at that-in the playoffs, it could end the season. His unpredictability is a liability. He constantly goes over the line he has to tread as his suspension history shows. Jamal Mayers shows how to check hard and stick up for a teammate who may be cheapshotted.

    Lets not forget how useless Carcillo was in the Stanley Cup Finals for Philly. I will not miss Carcillo…nopers. Not one single bit.

  12. I’m glad he’s gone…his brief stretches of play that were solid contributions were outweighed by the untimely and hurting plays he’d make. Obviously, the final straw was the insane Oilers play that resulted in two PP goals, a loss, his injury, a 7-game suspension and many of us bidding him farewell.

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