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Phil in Absentia
11-02-2015, 11:24 AM
:tweet: @ChrisKuc: #Blackhawks recall forward Marko Dano from Rockford and assign forward Bryan Bickell to IceHogs.

:tweet: @ChrisKuc: For those asking, #Blackhawks can't bury all of Bryan Bickell's $4 million cap hit in the AHL. They clear $950,000.

AmericanJesus
11-02-2015, 11:44 AM
:tweet: @ChrisKuc: #Blackhawks recall forward Marko Dano from Rockford and assign forward Bryan Bickell to IceHogs.

:tweet: @ChrisKuc: For those asking, #Blackhawks can't bury all of Bryan Bickell's $4 million cap hit in the AHL. They clear $950,000.

They only clear $25K. Dano makes $925K as a replacement.

Phil in Absentia
11-02-2015, 11:46 AM
Yeah, really tight squeeze, but I guess they finally made it work.

Wonder if they re-visit that trade with Edmonton? Chicago is gonna have to eat significant salary to move him. At like $2M or so, not bad. $4M for Bickell is just a non-starter.

Cash or Czech?
11-02-2015, 01:41 PM
After not posting a point in his first 7, it probably makes sense to bury him even if you have to pay him. That was one tough contract for a bottom-6 forward.

Phil in Absentia
11-02-2015, 01:59 PM
It's actually not that bad. It's that the Hawks are a cap ceiling team who can't really afford to pay a player like that who isn't giving them what he did a few years ago.

Ideally, Bickell at like $2.75M-3M would be an OK contract for the player he is. He's just on the wrong team for it.

Cash or Czech?
11-02-2015, 02:24 PM
It's actually not that bad. It's that the Hawks are a cap ceiling team who can't really afford to pay a player like that who isn't giving them what he did a few years ago.

Ideally, Bickell at like $2.75M-3M would be an OK contract for the player he is. He's just on the wrong team for it.

The problem is he signed it in a contract year. He put up 23 points in 48 games (39-point pace over a season) and had a great playoff with 17 points in 23 games. The problem is he had only done it once prior and was in a top-6 role IIRC. Recent contracts such as Beleskey's are similar. I'm glad we traded Hagelin instead of giving him a Bickell-type deal. Unless the player plays at the very top of their game for the entirety of the contract, its a tough contract for any team to swallow, not just teams near the cap.

Phil in Absentia
11-02-2015, 02:28 PM
The problem is he signed it in a contract year. He put up 23 points in 48 games (39-point pace over a season) and had a great playoff with 17 points in 23 games. The problem is he had only done it once prior and was in a top-6 role IIRC. Recent contracts such as Beleskey's are similar. I'm glad we traded Hagelin instead of giving him a Bickell-type deal. Unless the player plays at the very top of their game for the entirety of the contract, its a tough contract for any team to swallow, not just teams near the cap.

Yup. For sure.

Still, even for a bottom-6 player, it's not terrible. It's workable, if you are a team who have a little wiggle room to work with. That's not Chicago. It's not the Rangers (they moved Hagelin for similar reasons).

But no doubt, the only clubs who'd probably have interest at this point are bad ones. Hence the interest from Edmonton.