Blackhawks Recall Brandon Mashinter

On Wednesday morning, the Blackhawks recalled a forward from Rockford.

It wasn’t Bryan Bickell. Or Ryan Hartman. Or Vince Hinostroza, either.

It was Brandon Mashinter.

Mashinter, 27, was named the IceHogs captain before the season and has posted seven points in 12 games to open the AHL season. He has appeared in 23 career regular season NHL games.

42 thoughts on “Blackhawks Recall Brandon Mashinter

  • November 11, 2015 at 10:13 am

    The thing I remember most about Mashinter in the pre-season is that he blindsided some guy and got a major. It was a real cheap shot but it did demonstrate that he is not afraid to get physical. Wild guess- Q tries him on the first line with Toews and Hossa.

  • November 11, 2015 at 10:13 am

    This is a surprise although Mash was playing well in Rockford. Let the questions begin about what this recall means …

  • November 11, 2015 at 10:14 am

    hard worker, goes to the net, end of day … Too slow and “just a guy”!- imo

    wts- Desi looked good in Cycle/board game ( in limited one shift) … perhaps Q shifts Mash 1st line and He works there w/ 19/81 cycle???

    or 56/19/81
    and Mash/67/86???

    I don’t see it… but??? or is this just maximizing cap space???

  • November 11, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Mumm…no, Reggie

  • November 11, 2015 at 11:23 am

    TT, Pokka, McNeil, Bickell


    JVR, Holland

  • November 11, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Mashinter makes Bollig look like Stalberg skating-wise. This experiment won’t last very long. It will take Q a half to a full game to plant him firmly on the bench. This is in direct contravention to “roll four lines” philosophy. He will play the standard Bollig’esque minutes until he is returned to the minors.

    P.S. For anyone to think Mashinter is a better player than Ross, Rasmussen, (and of course Morin) — pick virtually any of the Rockford forwards — is absurd.

  • November 11, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Why? Is it just me or do the Hawks seem lost lately with their personal? They just seem to keep throwing stuff against the wall and trying to find things that might stick.

  • November 11, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Shaw on the lottery line at practice today is interesting. I didn’t see that coming. Could be a good thing now that I think about it a little more.

  • November 11, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Based on past results coach Q gets the nod when it comes to eventually finding the right line combos. Rockford guys will just shuttle back and forth. This early in the season, along with the cap purge, and a few injuries will result in the line blender running for awhile I’m afraid. The key is to stay close to the playoff spots while things jell. Teams all go on hot and cold streaks. Let’s all hope the results on the road change soon for the Hawks. That for me is the most alarming development early in this long season.

    Lets Go Hawks!

  • November 11, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Lines at practice:


    Garbutt has been banged up, reportedly hasn’t skated in 4-5 days. That being said, Hawks are now at the roster max BEFORE bringing Keith and/or Rozsival off IR (expected this weekend) w/ 14 forwards, 7 defensemen & 2 goaltenders. Someone is going somewhere soon, whether it’s Rockford or…

  • November 11, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Thanks Tab. Like to see what this third line will do….. Hopefully for 5-10 games:


  • November 11, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    What is Yoda talking about?

  • November 11, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Does anyone know if the Hawks are at their 50 contract limit

  • November 11, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Yoda’s trade would work cap wise. And it would be a good/great trade for the Blackhawks IMO… But I cant see Toronto making that trade for that. Even if they’re trying to get younger. Hawks would have to add Shaw and picks or possibly a Sved, gus prospect.

    Maybe that’s why Shaw is on the top line…

  • November 11, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    This year Kane is the “lottery line”.

  • November 11, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Mashinter is a temporary thing because Garbutt must be banged up. Odd in some regard, but not a move of consequence.

  • November 11, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    RTF must not know how to read. Tab already said that about Garbutt

  • November 11, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    @ MIKE

    The Hawks are under only 45, so they have some room to make moves if need be.

  • November 11, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    I wouldn’t mind Dano and Tuevo switching sides but whatever.

    Also good for Kero for making the most of his opportunity. His game reminds me of Josef Marha.

  • November 11, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Hawks1961 – Kane has always been a ‘lottery line’. You could just plug guys with him and that line will produce. Those 2 must play D and work their ass off, though.

    For Coach Q Teows-Hossa in the lottery line -obviously- because they play a complete game. So the 3rd guy is protected on the defensive side as well, while producing points on the offensive side.

  • November 11, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    I have no problem with them recalling Mashinter. Why not ? He obviously deserves it.
    You can’t just talk meritocracy… you have to implement it. Always.

    Come to think of it…I actually love this move. It’s a sign that the Hawks reward players who do their job and they’re doing it well.
    Just like other similar elite teams in other sports (Patriots, Spurs).

  • November 11, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Love the idea, Yoda. That would solve the top line LW and 3rd line C in one trade, though more wishful thinking than anything. It agree with Kyle, doubt that Toronto would let those guys go for the package listed. But it sure would be nice to have those two big bodies to fill those roles.

  • November 11, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Shawzer is good at cycle/boards and that works better with 19/81. 86 ad 56 can get each other going. Like these lines for balance and team speed. These lines will pick up the pace.

    Lets go now, get out there and stick em.

  • November 11, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Dufus is an asswipe. The Mash Man can be a dynamic feared LW. Another piece to the waves and waves of talent. I’m still laugh lung about his comments on Trevor Daley, who on any other team is a Norris Trophy candidate.

  • November 11, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Really, that trade won’t happen but not for he reasons you’ve suggested-Babs would take TT in a heartbeat if he could make the math work (including TVR) and Chicago was dumb (they’re not)
    A lot of people continue to undervalue a 21 year old with great hands, vision, he’s teachable and has something you can’t teach-a very good hockey IQ.

    There’s only one untouchable in Toronto.

  • November 11, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    Noonan – I totally agree. I would not surrender TT for anything. I was just commenting on the IDEA of a trade like that solving two of our biggest question marks. Don’t think it would happen, but…

  • November 11, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    You would surrender TT for TVR in a heartbeat in our situation. especially if you get rid of the Bickel pickle.

  • November 11, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    Kyle- pretty sure you mean JVR …TVR is already ours.

    I think Stan is going for it yet again this year….the team and management know how to play their cards right throughout the season …we will own the hammer come playoffs and it will be hopefully four in seven with smoke coming out of Bettman’s ears. We have a beautifully skilled balance of Swedes, Finns, Russians, Slovaks, Canadians and Americans. In fact we have the best American born player on the planet who is going to win the scoring title and the first American to do so and the best all around Canadian born player on the planet as our captain. The supporting cast is stellar. Just wait and see come the playoffs.

  • November 12, 2015 at 12:45 am

    Lion in the Savanna.

  • November 12, 2015 at 6:57 am

    Again ‘Our situation’?
    We’ve won three cups and still the central theme is no patience-wow

  • November 12, 2015 at 7:35 am

    Word is Sharks/Marleau are looking for a trade

  • November 12, 2015 at 8:23 am

    I don’t see Marleau coming to Chicago any time soon. Why?

    WTF do the Sharks want w/ Bickell AND Daley? Because it would take at least those two to make Marleau’s cap hit – for TWO years – fit.

    Why would Bowman trade a talented kid like Teravainen or anyone else inside the Western Conference? As we’ve discussed at length in the past, Bowman has a long track record of trading younger players to the Eastern Conference. The Sharp deal is an outlier – not the norm.

  • November 12, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Tab, I agree/understand very unlikely…to me not because in same conference… just hard to get $$$ and right prospects (Hawks don’t have)… and I am assuming TT is not one SB would trade…

    Was thinking more of 29 or Daley + Hog + Young D (like 43 or 5) and Pick…

    SJ, years away from being good-imo- so the Conference thing , really shouldn’t be a factor…

    In the end- Better players/offers will trump just about anything Hawks can/want to offer

  • November 12, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Wings signed Abdelkader for 7 yrs at 4.25 per.

    Career wise Abdelkader who will be 29 this year has averaged .33 ppg
    Bickell who is 11 months older has averaged .36 ppg.

    Detroit better hope Abdelkader doesn’t fall off a cliff career wise.

  • November 12, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Bickell is untradeable. He is a shell of his former self physically and mentally. At this point he is playing out the string in the AHL. It’s a sad story to a good guy. But to think any team would look at him to contribute, even if it cost them nothing, is a stretch.

  • November 12, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Look for Mashinter to square off with Reaves and Bollig this weekend. A no-brainer why he was called up if Garbutt hasn’t skated.

  • November 12, 2015 at 11:03 am

    re: wall – lack of picks make that package hard to pull off… can’t sweeten a deal much

  • November 12, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Well this is something

  • November 12, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Interesting quote from Quenneville in Sun-Times article by Mark Lazerus.

    “I like our defense,” Quenneville said. “I thought the guys who were playing in this stretch of games, I thought they did pretty well. I thought they showed they can get better, [and they can] play against good players. That was a good process for us and gives us some depth as we go along here. It was a learning curve, and I was very happy with how they handled it.”

    Sounds like they have made their decision on Sved and Gusty, with Keith & Rozy coming back.

  • November 12, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    ^I think Craig is right, as usual, and the question of course is what if anything they do with Rundblad? They are cap compliant with him hanging around as an extra guy along with Keith and Rozsival back, but he’s clearly out of favor.

    Quenneville has ben full of cryptic quotes the last week or so if you listen to his media sessions. Asked about Mashinter he sprinkled in a “we’re looking at a few things” in addition to his standard coach speak about how Mahinter can bring some consistency and physicality. He also said the upcoming personnel decisions and the cap situation go hand in hand.

    Hey Craig, what if anything is new on Snuggerud at UN-O ?

  • November 12, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Hey Hof,

    He played better last weekend, which is a good sign.
    He probably needs to put on a bit of weight. Still on the thin side.
    UNO is a very very good team, that plays fast and he’s definitely a key player.
    This year is going to be very beneficial for him.

    I also spoke with a contact of mine this past week whose pretty close to the North Dakota program. Schmaltz has yet to score this season. My guy told me that Schmaltz is uber talented but loves to play on the perimeter. He compared him to a younger, smaller Jason Spezza. He says if Schmaltz would go to the dirty areas he would surely be a Hobey Baker candidate.

    I’ll keep my eyes and ears open.

  • November 13, 2015 at 1:02 am

    One more thing Hof. If you get a chance, interesting read about Mike Reilly in the Hockey News. Of all things our old buddy John Torchetti and his Blackhawks Stanley Cup ring are trying to make the kid who spurned the Hawks an Nhl player. Page 48 .

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