Found October 05, 2011 on The Sports Bank:
Lost in the shuffle amid all the roster moves that were made today by the Chicago Blackhawks as they prepare for their regular season opener on Friday was the fact that the roster for the Rockford IceHogs, their AHL affiliate, was solidified as well. Several players who were sent down today, including Brandon Pirri, Dylan Olsen, and Marcus Kruger, undoubtedly will be looked at to make a big impact on the upcoming season for the Hogs, who are coming off a disappointing season in which they finished in last place in the West Division. The injury-depleted Blackhawks didn’t help matters in terms of prying players away from Rockford, but so is the life of an AHL affiliate. At any rate, it is a new year beginning on October 8th when the IceHogs take on the Grand Rapids Griffins at BMO Harris Bank Center (formerly known as the Rockford Metrocentre). Who will be the biggest stars on the team? Which players are most likely to spend more time with the big club in Chicago than with the baby Ha...
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