By Jon Fromi
The Chicago Blackhawks thought they were picking up a certain type of player when they dealt Jack Skille to the Florida Panthers in exchange for winger Michael Frolik back on February 9th.
The two players were at the heart of a five-player swap back in February that served as a bit of organizational house cleaning for both teams. GM Stan Bowman thought Frolik could snap out of a scoring funk and provide depth that Skille was not able to provide in Chicago.
At the time, both franchises were sending away players who had failed to live up to expectations. Looking back at the trade, the Blackhawks may have gotten a different player than they bargained for. Read more
By Brad Vandenberk
The final day of the Prospect Tournament in Oshawa, Ontario wrapped up Tuesday with the Chicago Blackhawks playing their final contest against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Both teams entered the game 0-2 for the tournament, looking for a win. The Hawks had the slight edge by having a total of 6 goals throughout the tournament, while Pittsburgh had just 1 through 2 games.
Johan Mattsson was the starting goalie, with Shawn Lalonde and Ryan Stanton on defensive. The forward line saw Jimmy Hayes and Brandon Saad, centered by Phillip Danault. [Tuesday’s line up]
The game didn’t take long to get started. 15 seconds after the puck dropped, Rob Flick set the tone for the day dropping his gloves against Keven Veilleux of the Penguins. Fists were flying as Veilleux took Flick to the ice. Just 5 minutes later, after a delayed offside, Shawn Lalonde decided to take on Dominik Uher. Read more
Posted in Game recap, Prospects
Tagged Andrew Shaw, Ben Youds, Byron Froese, Dylan Olsen, Jeremy Morin, Jimmy Hayes, Joe Lavin, Johan Mattsson, Mac Carruth, Mark McNeill, Phillip Danault, Prospect tournament