Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks are now in the midst of possible rumor mill with Trevor van Riemsdyk being in the middle of all the talk.
So we are four games into the season, and after one really bad game to start the season, Trevor van Riemsdyk has found himself sitting in the pressbox while Gustav Forsling and Michal Kempny are playing big minutes for the Chicago Blackhawks.
Yesterday, TVR trade rumors started to circulate which means he could be dealt or it could be just another attempt by blogs like us to stir up the fanbase.
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To me keeping TVR around is just fine, but they need to dump Michal Rozsival so they can free up a spot for an offensive player. It reallys seems useless to carry 8 defenseman with one of them being old man Rozsival. I have nothing against Rozsival, but the 2016 NHL game is just too fast for the old veteran.
The other issue with trading TVR is the fact that Brian Campbell really isn’t providing the defense that everyone expected when he took the hometown discount. Campbell was supposed to be this year’s Johnny Oduya, but he’s been playing more like a 37 year old defenseman instead of the guy we remember in 2010.
TVR is a fine #5 or #6 defenseman so I really don’t think Stan Bowman needs to be in any kind of rush to deal him especially this early in the season.
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