February 10th, 2011 by Daniel Friedman Leave a reply »
In a somewhat expected/not expected move, the Chicago Blackhawks have traded former seventh overall pick, Jack Skille, to the Florida Panthers, along with AHL forward Hugh Jessiman and prospect F David Pacan.

What is a bit surprising however, is what Florida GM Dave Tallon gave up in exchange for Skille, who is perceived as a draft bust, and two minor league forwards who likely will not see much time in the NHL in their careers.

The Blackhawks were able to get forward Michael Frolik, a young player who has shown offensive ability, and perhaps with the right line-mates (such as Jonathan Toews or Patrick Kane) can get more scoring chances. They were also able to get prospect goaltender Alexander Salak from the Panthers.

Salak is playing in the Swedish Elite League this season, and he is doing rather well over there, leading the league in save percentage (.925), posting six shutouts, and a 2.04 GAA in 41 games for Farjestad. He has already had success at the AHL level as well, posting a 29-14 record and a .910 save percentage and being named to the AHL All-Star Game last season, with Florida's AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans.< ...

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