Chicago Blackhawks Roster Coming Into Focus

September 26th, 2010 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
After a number of players were sent to juniors and the AHL this weekend, the limited roster spots available for prospects in the NHL are starting to become a bit more clear for the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks.

Up front, the Blackhawks have most of their spots locked up in veterans. In fact, the top three lines should be made up completely of NHL veterans with the only moderate exception to the word "veteran" being Viktor Stahlberg, with 40 games of NHL experience.

Based on their performances in the first three training camp games and scrimmages, the top three lines could look something like this:

Marian Hossa, Jonathan Toews, Tomas Kopecky Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, Viktor Stahlberg Fernando Pisani, Dave Bolland, Troy Brouwer Avoiding the headache of arguing about whether or not Joel Quenneville will break up Toews and Kane, let's simply agree that these nine forwards, in some variation of this alignment, will be on the NHL roster. If I was making up the lines, I would swap Brouwer and Kopecky, but I'm a blogger and Quenneville's getting a ring in two weeks; I trust his judgement.

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