Blackhawks Trim Camp Roster to 36
On Monday, the Blackhawks announced a number of roster moves as the team begins the process of trimming their roster for the regular season.
Among the moves, forward Teuvo Teräväinen was assigned to Jokerit of SM-liiga in Finland. Also, forward Ryan Hartman was assigned to the Plymouth Whalers (OHL).
Players with NHL contracts sent to Rockford included forwards Mark McNeill, Garret Ross and Alex Broadhurst, defensemen Adam Clendening, Dylan Olsen and Klas Dahlbeck and goaltender Kent Simpson.
Defenseman Viktor Svedberg was released from training camp; he has an AHL contract with the IceHogs and will also report to Rockford.
Also on Monday, the Blackhawks placed forward Kyle Beach on waivers.
9 thoughts on “Blackhawks Trim Camp Roster to 36”
Nordstrom still here … keeping hope alive.
Poor Kyle Beach, just can’t figure it out. Is there any possibility he plays this year just so they can give him one shot? I would love it if he could be an effective player for us, but it just doesn’t seem like he is getting the chances others have gotten. I know he has had them in the past, but if they sat him down and said “Listen dude this it” then shouldn’t they be giving him a bigger shot. I don’t know, it just sucks that this whole thing has been going on for as long as it has with pretty much no results at all.
I was thinking about Zues and Hossa and wondering if tbe hawks place both on IR to start the season. That way they can give the young guys some experience and give Zues and Hossa needed rest. Those two aren’t needed early and could use the extra time off.
Yeah Will, I too am sad it didn’t work out for Kyle Beach. I got to know him when he skated with the IceHogs and he is a decent guy. He hung around with Dylan Olsen and it was painful to watch their bewilderment as the team passed them by. Dylan still may pan out, but Kyle….his game was very un-Hawk. He sort of floated around from scrap to scrap, good scoring touch but took penalties at exactly the wrong time. Not so coincidentally, the team followed the pattern and, over the past 5 years was amongst the most penalized teams in the AHL, earning numero uno last year. Also not so coincidentally, the IceHogs have missed the playoffs for years.
No way Kyle was going to work on a razor speed team like the Hawks. I would guess
the Hawks cut ties because he wasn’t doing the IceHogs much good, either.
Beach is terrible. There’s no way of sugar coating this. I saw him on 3 occasions last year in Rockford and it was painful to watch. He actually floats in the middle if the ice thinking he is Kane and demanding of his teammates to get the puck on his stick. He’s always had a ten cent head too in terms of making a stupid play / penalty at the wrong time. Best thing for Beach is to prepare for the next phase of his life not playing professional grade hockey .
Can we give then Hossa stuff a rest?
The Hawks cut Beach out of respect for him…after pre season, it was clear that Kyle was never going to break into this SC lineup with all the kids now firmly ahead of him, so Bowman gave him a last chance to follow his dream at playing in the NHL elsewhere. Beach worked very hard this summer in Europe to improve his skating and his overall game, and actually played well for Kyle, but that’s still not good enoug for the Hawks…if you look at both Beach and Ross there’s no comparison between the two in terms of their hockey IQ…Beach tries hard but kind of floats around like Rufus said, while Ross has hit stick and body in the perfect postion at both ends of the ice…Ross shows quickness with great bursts of speed and knows how to play tough while getting under the skin of opponents…Beach is a tough kid, but he took stupid penalties and only succeeded in allowing the opposition to get under his skin…Beach was a former #12 overall selection, while Ross came out of the 5th round…Ross has a future with the Hawks and Beach is gone…
I do think that Kyle might find his way to an NHL 4th line with another franchise, but it simply isn’t worth Chicago’s time to pursue this limited player…it was the same way with Rensfeldt from Sweden…he was our 2nd round pick back in 2010 and showed himself to be the inferior overall player to Nordstrom…thus Nordstrom, drafted in the 3rd round, jumped ahead of Rensfeldt and soon after was dumped by the organization. Regardless of where they are drafted, the Hawks give priority to those prospects that are responsible defensively, and can skate…think Marcus Kruger and Andrew Shaw…
Sr. Brad- I agree about Ross/Nordstrom comment.
And that is exactly the reason why Q will not tolerate Pirri (perhaps as a 4th liner)…
Pirri is not fast enough/not responsible on D.
Off subject- I read elsewhere that the Hawks tried to change game plan for TT…
Hawks wanted him to stay/told him he was ready… TT in his own judgement was not- and decided to stick w original plan. Kid is smart- shows patience, maturity.
Still hoping Joakim Noah-Strom makes the team!
Noticed Hayes was won both of his face-offs vs. Crosby and Malkin I think- Maybe the Hawks use him as face-off wing???
Read that too about T. We/coaches/he know he can play now & for him to want to be moar comfortable with himself shows he likes playing with an advantage, not on even playing field… He really shows how good he is when he s playing with players all the same age as him.
Spring is a long time from now & T might decide by the spring, its go time.