Blackhawks Place Jeff Glass On Waivers
On Wednesday the Blackhawks placed goaltender Jeff Glass on waivers.
Glass, 32, is 3-6-3 with a .898 save percentage in the NHL this season.
The move likely clears room for either JF Berube to be promoted or, eventually, Corey Crawford to come off IR.
42 thoughts on “Blackhawks Place Jeff Glass On Waivers”
Kudos for the Glass man to come into a hard situation and win some NHL games. He has a high level of perservence, his drive should be commended. I wish him success in the future.
But he beat only Canadian based teams, SSHM
Agree with comments above. Glass skated into a bad scenario considering the overall deterioration of the team. They certainly do not have the overall defensive prowess of their Cup teams.
Will this mean a return to Rockford if no other team claims him or is he to be cut loose?
My comment was posted to echo SSHM’s kudos.
Hopefully he clears and gives Rockford a veteran goalie. He did an ok job filling in. Not much help given to him from the team around him.
This guy brought the buzz for his first so many games. Loved what he did here. Always remember that.
Agreed boys. Great story, great teammate, great NHL follow.
He just lacked the consistency that is necessary to play the net at the NHL level.
Some of our other Hawk players lack that consistency as well.
Yep, it’s a shame. I think most we’re pulling for him. But, it’s a results oriented business, so …
Good luck to him. Great story
Look at the personel in front of him…horrible! Surprised his record was that good!
Tough decision I’m sure.
Will remember like others that he played well in a tough situation and was left out to dry so, so many times.
Made some great saves but was letting in the soft killers too.
Wish him all the best certainly. Hope he can gain that NHL consistency he needs and continue his dream.
Feel good story for Glass. Darling had the Hammer and Oduya block a lot of shots! He had Osterle and Rutta deflecting shots in!
If Justin Lowe of hockeybuzz says Bowman is thinking of signing Wingels to a 2 year extension, well, we are up Shitts’ creek! Please say it ain’t so.
Why all the concern with Tommy Wingels? He’s a 4th line energy/physical role player and one of if not the lone guy that will bang and bring it every night and also stand up for teammates when the need calls for it. Every team needs a guy like this but he keeps getting bashed. If not Wingels filling the role for the next year or two, then who?
He’s not the problem with this team; but one of the problems, indeed, is that he’s being played in roles he’s not suited for which is not his fault. If the Hawks were clicking on the cylinders we were all expecting and Wingels was slotted where he belongs we’d all be happy.
Yea I’m betting Berube will be worse than what Glass has been.
Glass was an inspiration to many with his perseverance but he was not close to Darling’s skill level. Hopefully he can help Rockford finish the year strong and get the young guys some playoff experience.
Zebra you are dead on on Wingels.
Bolland Kruger Frolic – 4th line 2013 CUP winners
Desjardins Kruger Shaw – 2015
Bouma Wingels Hayden – 2017=2018??? Really…. Ok let’s move on.
The point is we are out of the playoffs so we do not need to see #57 and#17 the rest of the year or next year.
Anyway, Antii NIemi was on waivers a couple of months ago and Montreal picked him up. He would have brought some needed NHL experience behind Crow as his contract is very cap friendly.
If we can trade AA, Franson, Bouma and Wingels for a second round pick for 2018 and maybe a prospect, if would be a good start.
I think Q has sent the message to Bowman but now let stop the hatred and have Duclair play is natural left side, Vinnie back in the lineup, leave Kempny and Hartman alone.
Osterle, Wingels and Bouma on waivers. Let the young players play. Much more fun to watch them develop at this point.
….although when Anthony “little” Louis is your 2nd scorer in Rockford, Highmore an undrafted free agent is your top scorer and Graham Knott ,a 2nd round pick #54, only has 2 goals in 49 games, there is not much to look forward to in the future. Knott is not Jordan Greenway (2nd round pick #50 same year in 2015) that’s for sure.
On NHL Network last night …….. spitballing was taking place about what Blackhawks could do to try to get better. Consensus was to drop money any way they can.
The one scenario they brought up was to give Saad and Seabrook (if willing to waive NMC) to San Jose for draft picks.
Good luck to Glass, but he was awful in the Vegas game.
Big Indian maybe in s couple of years in Seattles expansion draft, be able to work a deal where they take Seabrook with a sweetener possibly.
Seabrook and Saad anywhere for draft picks I would be OK with.
Mikita…your concern still is mis-placed by worrying about a 4th line player. They have many other concerns to concentrate on.
BTW…in his prime Bolland was not a 4th liner, nor were Shaw and Frolic. And you’re implying Desjardins was a better player than Wingels? What team are you watching?
Zebra- also agree you’re right on about Wingels. His energy and effort have been exemplary. He’s a perfect 4th line energy guy. The comparisons to previous cup years is ridiculous. Oh, the good old days – bullshit. Different teams, different league, no comparison. Yeah, let’s move on.
And I still believe that moving Saad would be a huge mistake. He’s young and will bounce back.
Just finished watching Canada’s 5-1 win over a very quick Swiss team. Ben Scrivens would have been a better backup than either Forsberg or Glass, yet playing in the KHL.
Guys don’t forget a lot of the ice time and who’s playing decisions right now are based on displaying guys we may want to trade at the deadline. As it approaches, scouts from other teams will view our games and write reports on all the players. You can’t get a guy on their radar if they are benched.
Bouma and Wingles would be great guys to move for picks. They are UFAs after this year. Moving Anisimov up to Kane’s line has something to do with this as well I suspect. Not sure Sharp would want to move for a playoff run somewhere since his family lives here, which is why he wanted to come back this year. Especially since he would at most be a 4th line / fringe player for a playoff team.
Jeff Glass came into a difficult situation and did the best he could. I admire his courage, but sadly he was not talented enough to play regularly at the high level needed to be an NHL keeper. I hope the guy catches on somewhere and is able to make some money. Thank you Jeff Glass and good luck!
What’s with this Wingels discussion in a negative light? The guy has done what he was brought here to do, isn’t paid that much, and brings some energy and physical presence this team has sorely needed. The guy goes hard in the corners and is willing to take the punishment in front of opposing goalies. if the Hawks had more guys play that hard every game this team would have quite a few more wins than where we are at now. If there are any players in Rockford that can play that role as good as Wingels apart from Hayden, hell give them a shot. Pointing fingers at Wingels and Bouma is silly imo.
Let’s Go Hawks!
Totally agree with you and Tony about Wingels-if others have done their job as well as him the Hawks would be in a playoff position
Great article The Athletic today:
Bolland in 2013 was on the 4th line the year they won the CUP. Desjardins socred 8 goals in 2015 season. Wingels and him areb the same player except Desjardins stayed on the 4th line and played 10 minjutes or less on the wing. Wingels and Bouma are taking away ice time from Saad, Vinny, Hartman, Jurco and Sharp??? Please…
Anyway, these guys are not difference makers unless you have a top 9 that is strong which the HAWKS do not have anymore. Therefore, that is a reality that our GM did not accept after starting a season without HOSSA, PANARIN, Hjalmarsson, ODUYA, CAMPBELL, KRUGER, TVR!!! So these guys are top end players replaced by BOUMA, OSTERLE, WINGELS, FRANSON, RUTTA??? let’s be serious. This all falls on our GM and our coach’s stubborness with young players playing out of position or riding the bench. This is not to say that our prospects are any good, but our GM was basically collecting garbage on the cheap to fill his roster. And no comment on Connor Murphy?
Play prospects. Go Hawks! Btw, Sikura will not sign for the Hawks but he is, at best , a 30-35 point player if he makes the NHL.
Chicago teams most likely to win another championship:
1. Chicago Cubs
2. Chicago White Sox
3. Chicago Blackhawks
4. Chicago Bears
5. Chicago Bulls
You could even argue that the Bears, just because they might have a QB in Tribisky, are closer to another championship than the Hawks right now. The Hawks have one of the best scorers in the entire NHL (Kane) and still suck, while the QB is the most critical/influential position in all of sports.
HereisMike– gets it… Re: “Showcasing” guys for TDL moves….
57/17/AA/ any and all Defense man- should be on the “block” if the deal is right
Ironically- Kempny looked best (in the half game I watched)… and he is moving for almost certain
2 Blackhawk scouts at the Leafs game?
Josh Leivo for Slowbrook… SB eats 50% of cap…
get “er” done Stan!!!
Yeah Noonan was thinking maybe a Josh Leivo for Kempny might work for both teams.
Would have never imagined a day when the fucking Cubs would be light years ahead of every other team in town in terms of winning the next championship. That sentence alone just made my stomach turn. However as long as McCaskeys/Ted is running the show at Halas Hall they will NEVER win a God Damm thing. Both Jerry’s teams are only slightly better then the dumpster fire that is the Chicago Bears in my eyes.
I could see Kempny going to the Leafs and thriving.
Pokka traded, ending hands down one of the worst deals in Hawks history. Yes tab I realize the cap situation, still a god awful trade that Stan made. Aquiring Leddy one of the best trades losing him one of the worst!
SSHM you may be right Kempny would do well in Toronto, at least he would have lots of opportunity as they need help although Babcock is tough too. Plus Leivo in similar situation and maybe be able to get a good run out of him like Panik and flip him to somebody for a younger guy in a couple of years
Hey Southside, just a guess on my part, but does the “southside” moniker mean you’re a Sox fan? Us Northsiders can take the ridicule. We’re used to it! :-). In all honesty, I never thought I’d see the day either. And regarding the Bears, couldn’t agree more. They lost me when they refused to give Urlacher a measly $2M to play one more year and help teach some of the kids the ropes. The face of the franchise for 13 years and they didn’t see the value in it. Don’t get me started about the moron McCaskey clan.
Sorry for going off topic…