Report: Blackhawks Interested In Curtis Glencross

Curtis Glencross

A number of media outlets have reported over the last few days that the Blackhawks are interested in veteran forward Curtis Glencross.

Glencross, 32, has registered eight goals and 19 assists for 27 points in 50 games with Calgary this season. He has been credited with 99 hits, 40 blocked shots and 29 takeaways as well. Glencross is averaging 16:49 on ice per night, 2:20 of which is coming on Calgary’s power play; the Flames currently rank 21st in the NHL, converting 17.5 percent of their power play opportunities.

His best season with the Flames came in the 2011-12 season, when he scored 26 goals and added 22 assists in 67 games. Glencross has a $2.55M cap hit and will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1. The Fourth Period is reporting Anaheim, Tampa and Boston are also interested.

Chicago has also frequently had scouts watching Philadelphia, Toronto, Florida and Carolina recently.

23 thoughts on “Report: Blackhawks Interested In Curtis Glencross

  1. montreal is looking for defensemen who can play at the nhl level after injuries to emelin and gonchar. you would think stan would willing to move erixon or rundblad to the habs for a draft pick, especially with tvr, close to being ready to return to the hawks.

  2. I just don’t get the Glencross love. He’s an OK player and he has a more gritty game than most Hawks forwards, but where does he fit? He’s a left wing that really isn’t a top-6 player. So does he take Bickell’s place? For as much as Hawk fans bitch about Bickell – Glencross isn’t really a better player, he’s just not paid $4M like Bickell is. Plus, do we know Glencross raises his game in the playoffs like Bickell does? No, we do not. Does he take Sharp’s place? No. I suppose there is some scenario where a lineup with Glencross in it makes sense – I just don’t see it righ now.

    PLUS – if Stan has but one bullet to use (the picture of Barney Fife with the one bullet in his shirt pocket comes to mind) – wouldn’t it be better used on a d-man where there are ample positions to be upgraded. It’s not like with acquiring a forward it becomes a struggle to fit him into the lineup – rather, if a d-man is acquired there are at least 2 positions screaming to be replaced and upgraded.

    Stan – forget Glencross or some other middling forward – GET A D-MAN.

  3. TT is not going anywhere. To give up on him now would be short sighted and leave the organization with very few top 6 skilled playmakers. TT and Schmaltz look like the two most potentially gifted offensive players in the system. Wall- I do like Simmonds and would love to get rid of 29 but let’s give TT another year to see what he can become.

  4. Sharp is definitely the more valuable player on the trade market. Trading him to make room for a better defenseman could mean that the ‘Hawks also end up with an elite or at least very good prospect as well. With the cap restrictions coming up, Sharp might not have much time left in Chicago anyway, so if the if the ‘Hawks can be rid of that big contract, and it provides them the opportunity to acquire a player like OEL or Yandle , couldn’t that be worth it?

    OEL is a scoring defenseman who has more goals and assists as many 1st. and 2nd. line centers ! and he’s an awesome 2 way player younger than Sharp.

    We went on the longest winning streak without Sharp ….. he’s playing scoring and now is the time to trade him.

    Bickell would obviously be a tougher sell to other teams. With his weighty $4 million cap hit still set to go through the next two seasons, it’s tough to turn him into much other than a draft pick, and that might only be a second-rounder or two from another contending team. But hey, if the ‘Hawks can be rid of that big contract, and it provides them the opportunity to acquire a player like Vermette wouldn’t that be worth it?

    We have Tin Erixon and other prospects we could offer up and free up cap space to resign Saad.

    We will have to deal with Sharp and Bickell why not do it now and also Saad. Ask Saad to hang in there, don’t ask for more money. Crosby and other players have taken less to help the TEAM. The Blackhawks … all of them can take a little less to get the team to win another cup. YOU CAN’T BUY CUPS YOUR TEAM HAS TO WIN IT TOGETHER. Mention that little sacrifice.

  5. ER, we might add both. We have the cap space (1.2 + .894 + .600 = 2.7m).

    I like 38 but a experienced FW (that’s has speed/skate) is more secondary scoring (more) then weve had. Since we got 20 weve had the luxury to have 3 of 19/88/81/10 on the same line since before we always had to have them split for balance. Now we have 23 as well. Doesn’t matter if 17 (Glencross) is not a top6 player. This would allow us to have 17 and 20/10/23 on the 3rd line.

    For right now, looking to more effort consistently/play hard, balanced, hard to play against, roll 4 lines lineup. Even if we only do this for a little while, we will find something good from it (that were not looking for).

    10-19-28
    20-65-88
    23-91-81
    29-16-13

  6. With Seabrook’s play recently, I ship him to Montreal, who has had injuries to their defense, and ask about center Lars Eller. Kid is like 6ft3, and probably needs a change of scenery. I really like his game and believe it or not, he once scored Four goals in a game!!

  7. Nashville is first in the conference because they are built from the goalie out. Rinne is excellent and their top 5 of weber, josi, jones, franson and ekholm are very very good.
    Their forwards are nothing special.

    Stan and company need to find a way to get a number 4 defenseman. If they can get sekara from Carolina for a package including mark McNeil (whose value is likely pretty high with his ahl all star appearance), that would be fabulous.

    Imagine these pairs

    Keith -Seabrook
    Hjalmarsson-oduya
    Sekara-rosy(a Czech third pairing)

  8. Glencross would be a nice addition. He brings grit and is somebody who consistently parks in front of the net. He’d definitely fill a void.

    That said, I wish Stan had the the nut sack to package Sharp and maybe someone like Teuvo for a prime defenseman and a forward with some size or a key prospect. I don’t know what some of you see in Teuvo. He is never going to fit here with his size and limitations. So trade him now while the getting is good.

  9. While I agree Hawks should chase forward before D-Man… (they really need both)…
    and like the type of game Glencross brings… what would Hawks have to give?

    and I still don’t see why Flames are “sellers” … Unless they get NHL player in return- cuz they are also in the PO Hunt… Unless- they are taking stance of “we aren’t realistic SC contenders this year” – and are willing to trade him for future assets (cuz otherwise he walks (see 27)… Kinda like I have suggested the Hawks do this year… Yes- Hawks are more SC contenders (now) then Flames…

  10. It really has little to do with the Flames being sellers or not, it’s about asset management for them. Glencross is an unrestricted free agent after the year and they want to get something for him while they can.

    I’m sure Calgary would love to get McNeill from Rockford but one would think the Flames would need to throw in a draft choice along with Glencross.

  11. Glencross always seems to kill us. Of any name I have seen on this thread the Simmonds pick up would be most significant to me. Stop with the Bickell picks it up in the playoffs cliche.

  12. 34 pts in 57 games in playoff career is nowhere near terrible I get that, but his hitting and physicality still remain obsolete come crunch time where a guy like simmonds would definitely bring that to the table. To me Bickell isn’t a terrible player, just a terrible contract and a team up against it needs to get rid of dead cap weight. I know not everyone agrees, but I fully think he is expendable.

  13. CLARITY . . . my name Mike the Mook has been stolen for a comment not by me . . . about Seabrook > “With Seabrook’s play recently, I ship him to Montreal, who has had injuries to their defense, and ask about center Lars Eller.” Seabrook not going anywhere by the way. Talk about another hole to fill!

  14. Wall – How about- TT + 29 to Flyers for Simmonds +??? – > YES easy trade for Hawks and great addition who changes the game play every night big impact and i am a Simmonds Fan! He plays the same every night . . . Plus ya do gotta give up something to get something BIG? unfortunately

  15. As one of the few people that pushed for trading Sharp last summer I wonder if putting him on the 4th line has been done to loosen him up to waiving his NTC.
    Unfortunately, we will not get as much in return for him as we would have last summer so I don’t see him getting moved now.
    Picking up a player like Glencross fits into Q’s wheelhouse that’s for sure. As long is Q is coach of this team it makes sense to move Rockford players that won’t fit his defense first style and pick up pieces that help us have a chance to win our next cup.
    Seabrook haters – STOP. we can not afford to move the one dman we have that is actually physical. Yea he plays a bad game now and then but look at his over all body of work and he becomes hard to replace.

  16. I don’t see why we wouldn’t trade Crawford. At 6mil we could get a defenseman and some forward depth that helps us this year. Then we can keep sharp until the summer. With darling and ranta we could servive in the playoffs much like the run with Niemi in 2010. Ask the Red Wings, you don’t need an elite goalie to win a cup! (Osgood)

  17. Of all the things being thrown out there the only one I like is trying to deal Sharp now. I should clarify – of all the ‘big’ ideas being thrown out. We all know Stan and co. stands essentially pat though, right?

  18. Seabrook is untouchable to me along with 19, 88, 20, 2, 4 & 86. I am a big Crawford fan but do see the merit in trading his large salary for depth.

  19. Glencross will not rectify the hot mess the Blackhawks have become. They are physically weaker man to man than every playoff caliber team. They can’t win board battles, they can’t take the puck away from opposing players, they wilt and choke under a forecheck, they don’t go to the net with any consistency on offense and they don’t keep opposing players from going to the net defensively. The officiating has thrown away the rulebook and the Hawks are left with nothing but elite individual players that more times than no can’t do it by themselves. The PP is pathetic and now the PK is looking very ordinary. Q plays line juggle because that’s his only play and when that doesn’t work he’s got nothing. The defense is regressing game by game like they’re shellshocked and now players are getting frustrated which leads to more poor play. Then when the goaltending falters they end up giving 6 goals to a floundering Bruins team through 2 periods.

    I honestly think the best thing that could happen to the Hawks is to finish the Boston game in blowout fashion and then lose every game until right before the trade deadline and hope Stan has the balls to sell players and get the cap situation prepared to compete next season. I don’t believe this team is good enough to win the Cup this season – not by a long shot. Might as well make lemonade out of this lemon of a season.

  20. ER- nice to see someone else out there who isn’t drunk on the Hawk’s Kool-aid!!!

    Scottie P, Dickie D… In the famous words of Jim Cramer- SELL!!!SELL!!!SELL!!!

    Crow is Not worth $6M, 29 Not worth $4M,,, 30% of payroll for two players (especially when Cap isn’t growing like forecast)…. is not a promising business plan!!!

    JS- can I collect my $100 now???

  21. Ebony Raptor is a guru of hockey analysis , i couldnt have said it better myself . i just hope the Hawks dont go down in flames and can turn this crap around B

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