Hawks Place Carl Dahlstrom On Waivers

On Monday the Blackhawks placed defenseman Carl Dahlstrom on waivers.

The move is a necessary step for the team to send him to Rockford to begin the start of the 2019-20 season. It also means that Slater Koekkoek and Dennis Gilbert remain on the NHL roster – for the time being.

Here’s the complete list of 39 players on waivers today in the NHL, including a number of Blackhawks “legends.”

33 thoughts on “Hawks Place Carl Dahlstrom On Waivers

  1. Good move. At this point I think both Gilbert and Koekkoek are better than Dahlstrom. When deHaan is ready to play – they will need to decide between Gilbert and Koekkoek and I’d give the edge to Gilbert.

  2. Did Carolina put both Forsling and Frosberg on waivers? Both players the Hawks gave up for deHaan (and Saarela) didn’t make the NHL roster on the team receiving them…

  3. True, Miroslav…and Manning for Cagguila, same deal. As far as I can recall, (Daley maybe being the outlier) Stan’s trades for reasons other than cap dumping have ended up being good moves. We have lost enough talent to field a competitive team due to the salary cap…but that is on his handling out too much “loyalty” money and term and also maybe not realizing that the cap would not keep skyrocketing. Ticket prices can’t go up forever and still have a full building.

  4. Happy for Gilbert if he makes the team. He plays a hard, physical game which is badly needed. He has made big strides in the last year.

  5. Good move, need to keep Gilbert, he deserves a look with the big club. Also Can waives Goldobin, 27 goals in 67 games…. interesting, pick em up Stan, you like new scenery reclamation projects, and he plays harder then nylander, and will actually go in a corner to win a puck battle.

  6. Agreed the team needs a physical d-man like Gilbert.

    That being said I didn’t like him running over that 17 year old kid in Berlin…

    No need for that in an exhibition game…

  7. With Boqvist and Holm as top pair in Rfd., if Dahlstrom clears snd say Gilbert sent down that leaves Beaudin, Krys, Carlsson and Tuulola needing ice time with 2 spots. Don’t see them wanting it that crowded for development down there.

  8. If Gilbert stays it’ll be as 7th D once de Haan is healthy – is that what people want to have the 22 year old Gilbert a healthy scratch most nights? – seems to me he’s better served in RKF even if he is better than KK

    He can be a call up when injury strikes

  9. Maybe so Wrap, stiil say something has to give, too mant bofiescin Rfd., that need pkaying time. That’s why i wondered if Koekkoek on the block.

    Lusanne chased Carter Hart from Flyers net 3 mibs into 2nd period. Flyers losing 4-0.

  10. Could be right Ian – KK is probably more tradeable than Dahlstrom – maybe Perlini gets packaged with him to bring back a decent draft pick or prospect

  11. Actually Gilbert and Wedin sent Rfd., with Kubalik and Nylander added leaves around 1.52m capspace, if Dach activated be enough to cover his $925,000 salary and $625,000 to cover extra bonus space needed if they want. Then sending one of Dach, Nylander or Kubalik down would clear 1.5m in capspace uf needed for injuries.

  12. Ian – I have to believe that one of those guys will be traded with all the bodies in Rfd. According to several writers teams are hesitant to make a waiver claim since it adds a contract without subtracting one thus limiting future moves with the 50 contract limit. Likely will be some trades once the waivers clear tomorrow. Probably something like the Hayden/Quennville swap. Some interesting forward names to consider being worth a flyer for Dahlstrom or KK.

  13. MS agree sounds about right, could also see a Tuulola or Carlsson go back and play in Europe if not getting regular time.

    Wonder why Delia hasn”t been reassigned yet, hope one of the goalies not opening season on ir.

  14. With Gilbert and Wedin sent down – what is the current list of players?

    D-men (7): Keith, Gustafsson, Murphy, Maatta, Seabrook, deHaan, Koekkoek

    Forwards (14): Toews, Kane, Cat, Strome, Saad, Shaw, Caggiula, Kampf, Smith, Carpenter, Kubalik, Nylander, Perlini and Dach.

    Is that correct?

  15. Gilbert and Wedin will get playing time in CHI this year in all likelihood – good for them for showing so well in training camp

    I tended to overlook Gilbert a bit at the beginning of camp but Wedin I liked from the start

  16. Nah. With a full roster and deep in every position. You take the bad in stride. Even if were 41-36-5 in by far the hardest division. You have to give it 2 yrs.

    Stanley Cups since 2008, which is when the salary cap, really, kicked in.
    central division is 5 out of 6 Cups
    west is 2 out of 5 Cups
    northeast is 1 out of 4 Cups
    east is 4 out of 8 Cups

    Not only is it the hardest division, the central is dominate when winning Stanley Cups.

  17. Days problem is bot Icehogs and Fuel each have 5 dmen under contract too that will need a place to play. A glut there too.

    Bobby9 lets hope for a fast start and put all that to rest, and make it a moot point.
    If a marked improvement is shown and approach 100 pt season but still just miss, probably not. A year similar to last year probably so.

  18. The Hawks lost 5-2 to Nashville in the last game of their 2018/19 season. I compared the lineup in that game to the projected lineup for the season opener against the Flyers this Friday. Removing players that are in both lineups, here are the differences between the lineups:

    Forwards out: Anisimov, Hayden, Kahun, Kruger, Kunitz
    Forwards in: Shaw, Kubalik, Nylander, Smith, Carpenter

    D-men out: Forsling, Koekkoek
    D-men in: deHaan, Maatta

    Goalie out: Ward
    Goalie in: Lehner

    Considering the 20 players who suit up for a game, 8 of the players (40%) are different. That’s a larger than normal turnover, but with the possible exception of one (Anisimov/Smith), every one of the new players are better (on paper) than the player they replaced. If Dach makes the team, he would negate the possible advantage Anisimov has over Smith.

    The upgade (on paper) is better when compared against the 2018/19 opening night lineup:

    Forwards out: Anisimov, Johnson, Kahun, Kunitz, Kruger, Martinsen, Schmaltz
    Forwards in: Strome, Shaw, Kubalik, Nylander, Smith, Kampf, Carpenter

    D-men out: Jokiharju, Manning, Ruuta
    D-men in: Murphy, deHaan, Maatta

    Goalies out: Ward, Delia
    Goalies in: Crawford, Lehner

  19. Do you suppose the demoted/waived players already in Europe get to stay with the team for the remainder of the trip?

  20. ER, thats a good post. It just shows how much better, nothing against anybody, the difference is individually and as a group. Turnover that much % is one thing, when its better in every position that a beauty eh.

  21. Mo, couple of spots on 23 man available, coulda waited but likely best odds now. Obviously they don’t see him in future plans.

  22. Maybe it was by design. Not mad if we think know Gilb and KK are better. We really have some good D coming and have good ones now Maatta Haan added. Wonder if we add that Patrangelo guy.

  23. Mo he has a 6.5aav now and will get a raise, so need to move alot of cap to resign 12, 17 and 40 and take on that type of aav. Definitely will be a different looking roster again this time next year again though.

  24. Also no guarantees Blues don ‘t resign him. Pietrangelo and Faulk starting year as top pair and Blues have caproom to reup if they want.

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