Blackhawks Add 6 to Taxi Squad

On Tuesday morning the Blackhawks added a list of names to the taxi squad.

Forwards Reese Johnson and Mackenzie Entwistle and defensemen Nicolas Beaudin, Madison Bowey, Lucas Carlsson and Wyatt Kalynuk were recalled from Rockford to the taxi squad. Mikael Hakkarainen, Brandon Pirri, John Quenneville and Alec Regula were re-assigned to Rockford.

18 thoughts on “Blackhawks Add 6 to Taxi Squad

  • March 23, 2021 at 11:03 am

    Entwistle making his 1st start tonight and Lanlinen in again.

  • March 23, 2021 at 11:23 am

    I want Beaudin on the ice …
    So calm on the ice for a rookie…wait till we see him grow in the next 2-3 years .
    Carlson also needs more time

  • March 23, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    Altybarmakyan–pretty please
    followed by – Morrison

  • March 23, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    Rock-last nite
    Beaudin– 2 g’s/1a
    Cal Morris- 2-0 record– 1.74ga and around .950 %–ONLY decent goalie #’s down there

  • March 23, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    Looking forward to seeing Entwhisle – saw him play in junior – smart hard working player – a leader and one who relishes his role as bottom 6 and PK

    Not going to run people through the boards but will use his size effectively – hope he’s ready for the NHL – could be a boost

  • March 23, 2021 at 1:19 pm

    I would also like to see more of Beaudin. Reese Johnson else had 2g and an assist at Rockford last night.

  • March 23, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    Agreed guys on Beaudin. I saw him and Boqvist play in their first traverse city tournament a couple years back and Beaudoin was better defensively back then and I have not seen evidence that has changed yet. I was really disappointed that from year 1 to year 2 I saw no growth in Boqvist.

  • March 23, 2021 at 2:35 pm

    Brian Lawton reporting that GMs that he has spoken with are reluctant to make trades for anybody with term on their contracts because the team would then either have to protect that player in the expansion draft or risk losing him to Seattle.

    So it sounds like impending UFAs will be more so in demand. So guys like Janmark, Soderberg and Walmark would more likely to be traded by 4/12 than deHaan.

  • March 23, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    for entwhistle everything i see reads 6’3″, 184#. that is tall, but not big, but not 22 yet and time to add some weight and muscle. i hope he brings a physical game and it better show dramatically on the first shift or he likely will be doomed to the 7 minute reese johnson treatment.

    i am past “this has been so much fun watching the young kids play and the team succeed vibe.” i have definitely enjoyed it and am encouraged by the progress, but they won’t win this year and they won’t win next year and they will never win with the current roster makeup of small players and soft big players.

    i am tired of de haan, keith, and zadorov at the expense of beaudin and to a lesser extent carlsson and kalynuk. same for carpenter, wallmark, and even janmark and soderberg at the expense of johnson and perhaps other forwards at rockford. not suggesting the veterans all be benched, but rotating them out of the lineup every five or six games and playing the kids is a reasonable way to go. would the season really be changed much by giving johnson three games in a row at 4c and twelve minutes and see what he does? no one else is killing it at the dot.

    i think enough games have been played for the buyers at the tdl to know what the veterans the hawks will make available can bring to the table. resting any or all of them along the way to the tdl isn’t going to change those evaluations.

    i don’t expect bowman or colliton to say it in the press, but if they aren’t coaching and general managing for the 22-23 season they don’t get it.

  • March 23, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    Love to see all of them in the lineup tonight. Let’s have some fun and see who is who in this organization. Lots of hungry players and fresh legs!

  • March 23, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    @hawks 29..I think if the Hawks had Detroit or Buffalo’s record you would be seeing that sort of roster every night with lots of young players rotating in. But as long as the Hawks believe that they’re in a playoff race, we’ll continue to see the vets playing meaningful minutes. Perhaps things change after April 12th, but for now, the Hawks will stay the course.

    @bluto..agreed on Altybarmakyan..I doubt we see him this year but he and Barratt will get long looks in training camp next year. Altybarmakyan-Barratt-Entwhistle could be an interesting fourth line one day for the Hawks if they all make the NHL(which is far from a given)..

    Excited to see Entwhistle as well..he’s the player Stan wanted in the 2017 draft and Arizona selected him right before the Hawks took Altybarmakyan..the youth wave continues..

  • March 23, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    Tim W I couldn’t agree more

  • March 23, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    If Beaudin can shore up some of his defensive play without the puck, I think he will be a keeper. Boqvist is making some really nice, tangible progress as well. Looks much more confident with the puck, skating it up and stickhandling through traffic to gain zone entries.

    At only 20 years old, (Kurashev is 20 also) we need to remember and take a step back and remember in a few years these guys will continue to progress and add strength and only get better and better. We haven’t seen this kind of organic growth on the blue line probably since Keith and Seabs were youngsters.

  • March 23, 2021 at 4:29 pm

    With the agreement today inside of 16th pick is okay. Next year must be inside of 11th pick. Bad news for Edmonton. No more 5 #1 picks max is 2. Wonder how bad they can get without all those #1s. Holland should help.

    Dreaming we catch a ping pong ball for Power this year and another one for next so the rebuild shifts into high gear.

  • March 23, 2021 at 4:49 pm

    I will be quite disappointed if we cannot move De Haan (perhaps there is a fit for him with a team that wants to win this year and not worry about the expansion draft as much). We really need to open up the left side and give Carlsson, Kalynuk, and Beaudin the ice time.

  • March 23, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    Moving Janmark and Soderberg at tdl hopefully gets done, should give a window for maybe one or 2 more young forwards to get a game or 2. Defense may take a little longer to sort out how it will look next year. Good chance it will be a dman going to Seattle unless they surprise and only protect 4 fwds, that may move a Dehasn or Carlsson.

  • March 24, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    deHaan has hit double digits with his +/- rating of (-10). Why do they keep throwing his lame-ass out there on a regular shift? Need to get rid of him anyhow, anyway, to anyone – or release him. Give some of these rookies some ice time to develop some experience.

  • March 24, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    In response to Hawks 29. Zadorov is 25 so why wouldn’t he be on the ice? Keith is out there as a teacher and if you ever want him out of the lineup you’d be considered dumb and da haan has the most blocked shots on the team. I get wanting the younger guys to play but you’d be better off rotating the younger guys every few games. I roll with what’s working since the hawks are in the midst of a playoff push. Forward wise Carpenter has been to good on the bottom line to pull off and Soderberg has been a great net front guy and 3rd line center for the hawks and Janmark could easily be brought back next season and I’d think he would be back on a multi year deal. I get where you’re coming from by wanting more younger guys but in a playoff spot over halfway through the season why would you try to ruin that?

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