Originally written on centericechat.com  |  Last updated 10/17/14

ATLANTA - OCTOBER 29: Brendan Morrison #9 of the Washington Capitals against the Atlanta Thrashers at Philips Arena on October 29, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

When the Chicago Blackhawks announced the acquisition of Brendan Morrision from the Calgary Flames last night, they ultimately beefed up their depth down the middle for the better. Morrison, a veteran, who has never hoisted the Stanley Cup, will get his chance this year. Signing several one-year contracts at a time, Morrision, even more so than the Blackhawks, have the most to gain from this deal. Sure, the Blackhawks obtain a cheap skilled centre for $850,000. But Morrison wins on two accounts. Obviously, the first account is being shipped to a true competitor in the Chicago Blackhawks. But secondly, Morrison has had a couple of good years of late. If he can make an impact and find a home in the Chicago “core,” the 36-year-old make be able to ink a couple of years with the Blackhawks. Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman, it seems, wanted a bit of veteran experience for the playoffs. The Rockford Ice Hogs is one of the American Hockey League’s youngest teams this season. Given that, there may be room from the system for Morrison to stay in Chicago for a bit. Additionally, reports indicate Morrison will be a third or second line centre. We can expect to see him slotted on the third just to see who he molds with. As for Calgary, they are investing in a young AHL All-Star in Brian Connelly. Chicago needs blue line help now, not a year or two from now. So, there’s still time for Chicago to fill a needed defenceman before trade deadline.     Matthew Wilson is editor of Center Ice Chat. Follow him on Twitter @Mattjw24. Be sure to also Like us on Facebook and to Follow our Tumblr page. If you'd like to contribute, or appear as a guest columnist, please email us at CenterIceChat@gmail.com.

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