Originally posted on Sports Mockery  |  Last updated 2/10/14
Chicago Blackhawks Hockey – Chicago Blackhawks center, Brandon Pirri has had his shot again this season to prove himself as a worthy roster member as the second line center, but he has not been up to Blackhawks’ standards. With his performance it is likely that Pirri may not be finishing this season with the Hawks. Sent Back to Rockford Even with 35 games with the Blackhawks under his belt, Pirri was sent back to Rockford Thursday night after the Blackhawks gained 2 new forwards from the Islanders, Peter Regin and Pierre-Marc Bouchard.  Coach Quenneville has been reluctant to use Pirri as the second string center mainly because he wants to see more play on the offensive and defensive side of the game. Pirri hasn’t proved himself defensively at the NHL level. In the Blackhawks system defense is the first part of the game and offense comes after that. One of the main issues for Pirri, he is hidden behind a strongly talented and skilled roster. One of the most obvious statements out there is the Hawks have highly trained, impressive and strong roster. With that being said, the 22-year-old athlete has to step up to the Chicago Blackhawks standard. Playing off the same bench as Patrick Kane, Jonathon Toews, and so many other stars it is harder to prove yourself and claim a spot on the roster. Minutes Are Dwindling Brandon Pirri has recently only been playing stints of games, just minutes at a time which speaks volumes of what Coach Quenneville thinks of him currently as a player. This 23-game stretch has been the longest stretch of games the six foot centerman has experienced up at the NHL level ,but Coach Q just will not put all his trust in this young player. When Q thinks about Pirri’s defense it looks a little something like this…. Valuable Commodity The positive this brings the Hawks is Pirri could be a useful player when looking to trade. He is a player many other teams could have their eye on. This is something the Chicago Hawks could use to their advantage if and when they find someone worthy of being traded. Pirri is also going to be a free agent after this season and if the Blackhawks don’t want to lose him for nothing they would have to pull a trigger on a trade before the March 5th deadline. Pirri is heading back to Rockford to play on the All-Star team representing the IceHogs, something he is familiar with and has excelled at previously. There is no doubt that Brandon Pirri has talent and will do well in the NHL overall. It just seems that his NHL career will not be one wearing those red and white sweaters representing Chicago. ________ Source: Bleacher Report Author informationOlivia HoganFeatured Columnist at Sports MockeryIf you have any questions or comments please contact info@sportsmockery.com - Thank you for reading.TwitterFacebookLinkedInThe post Chicago Blackhawks Brandon Pirri Trade Rumors: Good as gone?? appeared first on Sports Mockery.
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