Report: Blackhawks In The Mix For Philip Holm

According to a report from Expressen, the Blackhawks and Canucks are in the mix to sign 25-year-old Swedish defenseman Philip Holm.

Holm posted four goals and 17 assists in 52 games with Växjö Lakers in Sweden this season. He added one goal and three assists in seven games for Sweden, playing with Marcus Kruger.

Holm is listed at 6-2 and 196 pounds. He played with Blackhawks draft picks Robin Norell and Robin Press with Djurgårdens during the 2015-16 season.

15 thoughts on “Report: Blackhawks In The Mix For Philip Holm

  1. Holm is listed at 6-2 and 196 pounds. He played with Blackhawks draft picks Robin Norell and Robin Press with Djurgårdens during the 2015-16 season.

    This could help or hurt depending on how they feel about the organization.

  2. Get as many guys as we can that are good, as long as they are fast and good skaters. Need to be able to get tackled and get up skate fast and be in the play.

    Top Organization in hockey. Dynasty core that needs a fast/skating/tackling role players. Lets work hard on these adjustments.

    Meanwhile, Captain stairwell will regret that decision for the rest of his career.

  3. Clearly this is SB’s strategy to sign as many euro fa and cross their fingers and hope they hit on someone like Panarin. They lost out to the Nucks, that’s not good.

  4. If they can sign the right handed Jan Rutta. That would be solid. Not worried about left handed Swedish defensemen.

    We have Forsling, Dahlstrom, Gustufsson, Norell with Lucas Carlson not far behind.

  5. He loses out because no one wants tom sign for the HAWKS anymore. And, he should focus on drafting better players and keeping them. (HAYES, JOHNS, TEUVO, etc…)
    As much of a nice little story DEBRINKAT is, he is 5’7″???? TAYLOR RADDYSH with size was drafted after him by TAMPA and the the year before ANTHONY CIRELLI was drafted in the 3rd round by TAMPA as well ( another skater with size)

  6. I just read where Holm was the #7 defenseman for Sweden at the World Championships.
    Not exactly a blue chip NHL ready prospect or player.
    If I’m not mistaken didn’t Ville Pokka shine at WC last year for Finland ?
    Add to that Kempny, he’s been excellent on the world stage.
    He needs to play every night next season.

  7. BOWMAN IS THE WORST AT PICKING D-MEN. I SAY DUMP SEABROOK AND GET A D-MAN FROM A TEAM WITH PROVEN D-MAN NHL READY BUT NO ROOM IN LINE-UP CURRENTLY.

    LIKE PANIC WAS … WAITING TO GET CHANCE ….. MAYBE PANIC HAS PLAYED WITH A D-MAN HE COULD PROVIDE INSIGHT ON

    I THINK KANE AND TOEWS SHOULD TAKE A PAY CUT TO HELP TEAM ….. IT WOULD SHOW THEIR WILLING TO DO WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN.

    MONEY CAN’T BUY STANLEY CUP RINGS ! IT TAKES A TEAM

  8. TO: CRAIG NIGRELLI,

    “Holm was the #7 defenseman for Sweden at the World Championships.”

    Did you see the D-men Sweden had?? It was pretty much every top dog minus Karlsson. It was a HUGE accomplishment that Holm made the team. I have been watching him in Djurgården and then last year in Växsjö. He is just keep suprising us!

  9. Ray, players CANNOT just take PAYCUTS, and you CANNOT just DUMP players in the NHL. Research before posting from now on.

  10. Yes … Players CAN alter their payment amortization. Anyway, should it matter to millionaires like Kane and Toews if they grant their employers an extra couple years to pay them off if it means, in the short run, the team is able to legally pay another top 6 guy or two for their next Cup run. Our dynamic duo have another decade left in them. Wouldn’t it be sad if those last ten years or so were spent as has-beens.

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