Chicago Blackhawks’ Recent Trade Uncovers Opening Roster

July 25th, 2010 by Kyle Wahlgren Leave a reply »
With the recent trade of the newly acquired Marty Reasoner, the Chicago Blackhawks have begun the process of filling a questionable roster.

The Blackhawks did acquire Jeff Taffe, but it's a fair assumption that he'll start with the Rockford Ice Hogs, the AHL affiliate of the Blackhawks.

The transaction allowed for another $600,000 to be possibly used in bargaining with Antti Niemi.

An arbitration hearing is scheduled for Friday, July 29th.

While Blackhawks' fans wait, what has gone overshadowed is how the roster has begun to take shape for the opening of the 2010-11 season.

One thing's for certain and that's Jake Dowell centering the fourth line come October.

Dowell has played with the Ice Hogs since the 2007-08 season, but has had opportunities with the Blackhawks at times.

A Wisconsin native and University of Wisconsin graduate, he will bring a six foot frame that will provide the needed depth in the face-off circle.

Amongst other notable prospects in the system, it is obvious that Jack Skille will join Dowell at the NHL level.  Skille recently signed a cap-friendly deal that woul ...

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