What Does Michal Rozsival Signing Mean for Chicago Blackhawks?

September 11th, 2012 by Andy Campbell Leave a reply »

This just in. The Chicago Blackhawks have just signed former Phoenix Coyote Defenseman Michal Rozsival to a one-year deal that looks to be in the $2 million range.

My initial action to this inking was to simply yawn.  I mean, the thought of signing a 34-year-old, depth defenseman to a one-year deal seems like another dull move in a lackluster summer for Stan Bowman. And maybe it’s,”hey spend all the cap space you can before the lockout.”

But on second thought, there are three defenseman that make up the the “big” signings for the ‘Hawks this summer: Johnny Oduya, Sheldon Brookbank and now Rozsival.  Add one more to the mix and someone who was a regular for the Phoenix Coyotes in their postseason run, and now there may be some more shifting along the ‘Hawks' blue line.

To play the guessing game or devil’s advocate or what have you, I would imagine Niklas Hjalmarsson is still being shopped and I would not discount Nick Leddy or Dylan Olsen being moved for some juice up front.

This could make way for young puck moving defenseman Adam Clendening, who is not far away from be ...

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