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The Chicago Blackhawks are holding their annual summer fan convention--something I wish other teams would emulate--in the Windy City this weekend, so the warm fuzzies have begun in earnest.
Capgeek will tell you that there's a $2.216 million elephant in the room, however, an elephant that will ensure that not every player who attends the convention will start the season with the Hawks, and NHL.com's Brian Hedger discussed the Hawks' cap overage with GM Stan Bowman on Friday:
"We certainly have to be ready to go by October, that's the goal," Bowman said Friday at the annual Blackhawks Convention at the Chicago Hilton. "A lot of things change between now and then. You have to display some patience."
Bowman is setting a good example, but fans and media aren't as willing to wait. The fact one, or more, players won't be with the organization much longer will be a storyline for the Blackhawks until something happens.
from the Chicago Blackhawks,
The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms with defenseman Michal Rozsival on a one-year contract.
Rozsival, 34, recorded 13 points (G, 12A), 34 penalty minutes and a +8 plus/minus rating in 54 regular-season games with the Phoenix Coyotes in 2011-12. The Vlasim, Czech Republic, native helped Phoenix reach the 2012 Western Conference Final for the first time in franchise history, posting two PIM, 31 hits and 28 blocked shots in 15 games.
If you don’t mind a bunch of screaming and yelling, watch Mike Milbury and Jeremy Roenick discuss the Dustin Brown hit on Michal Rozsival.
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired forward Wojtek Wolski from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for defenseman Michal Rozsival.
(GLENDALE, ARIZONA)—Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have acquired defenseman Michal Rozsival (MEE-khahl, roh-ZIH-vahl) from the New York Rangers in exchange for forward Wojtek Wolski.
“I know Michal well from my time with the Rangers in New York,” said Maloney. “He is an intelligent, puck moving defenseman who can play heavy minutes against good players. He will make our strong defense even better.”
from Brett Cyrgaus of The Blue Seats at the NY Post,
This is a plea to all Rangers fans. It’s a plea to realize how much impact you have on the game and how much impact a gang-up mentality within a fan base can affect the players.
Specifically, this is a plea to stop mercilessly booing Michal Rozsival.
The defenseman, who in the off-season signed a lucrative 4-year $20 million contract, has been playing sub-par so far this season and has been hearing it from the fans. Let’s not turn him into this year’s Marek Malik.
What active player on your team has the most points for your franchise? For the Rangers it is Michal Rozsival, which I would have never guessed.
Check out Empty Netters for a list for every NHL team.
from the Blueshirts Blog,
Of all of the negotiating impasses between Glen Sather and 2007-08 Rangers who were approaching free agency, the one that made the least sense was the one with Michal Rozsival.
Finally, about six months longer than it should have taken, the Rangers and Rozsival are on the verge of signing a new contract.
Rangers defenseman Michal Rozsival will undergo surgery Wednesday to repair a torn labrum in his left hip, the team announced.
Rozsival, who can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, is expected to make a full recovery in four to six weeks.
Michal Rozsival hit by Ilya Kovalchuk who received a major for boarding and game misconduct.
Rozsival went off the ice on his own with a cut near above the eyebrow I believe.
from the New York Times,
“You have to break the fear,” Rangers defenseman Michal Rozsival said. “You try it once, it hits your shin pads and you say, O.K. We all played the game for so long. Nobody really thinks about it anymore. It’s like natural. I don’t think there’s any guy in the locker room who would be thinking, Oh, should I block it or not?”
The N.H.L. did not start keeping statistics for blocked shots until 1998. Since then, blocking shots has become an increasingly important — if still hard to fathom — part of the game. Coaches preach of them as a way to cut down scoring chances, to keep life easier for the goalies, and to turn defense into something practiced by the whole team, not just the defensemen.