Is Jack Skille Finally Going To Have a Chance with Chicago Blackhawks in 2010?

November 22nd, 2009 by Michael Wagner Leave a reply »
The Chicago Blackhawks have been in the news frequently this season with the impending contract extensions of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, and Duncan Keith and the likely dealing of of a few expensive players.

But one player whose name has not been mention around the Blackhawks is former first-round pick Jack Skille.

At the start of the season, Skille was once again expected to compete for a roster spot but once again was unable to stick with the NHL club and has found himself back with the Rockford Ice Hogs.

Skille has struggled in Rockford this season, scoring only six points and posting a minus-two rating in 13 games. 

So why would he be a good fit for the Blackhawks in 2010? 

Simple, it's economics. 

While Skille does have a sizable cap hit this season at $1.275 million, that will be much reduced next season unless he gets called up to the NHL and goes on a massive scoring tear.

With Skille's cap hit coming down to let's say $700,000 next season, he could be a very valuable asset to the Blackhawks, as he could be a cheaper option over the likes of Andrew Ladd, Dustin Byfuglien, or Tomas Kope ...

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