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Blackhawks send surprise prospect forward down to the AHL: prove they are not rebuilding properly


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October 21, 2023  (1:30 PM)
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Blackhawks Shuffle Lineup as Promising Prospect Cole Guttman Heads to AHL

In a significant roster move, the Chicago Blackhawks have made some adjustments that have caught the attention of fans and pundits alike. Promising prospect Cole Guttman is being sent down to the AHL's Rockford IceHogs. This move comes in conjunction with the news that veteran Colin Blackwell, who was dealing with an injury, is now healthy and back on the ice, along with Philipp Kurashev.
Indication that the rebuild is not being done properly
The Blackhawks decision to send down a red hot 24-year old Cole Guttman, to insert an aging old Collin Blackwell into the lineup draws concern. If the Blackhawks plan to re-tool, rebuilding and rejuvenate their respect as a franchise, they must do it the proper way. Guttman has been a key contributor to the Blackhawks big wins this season, with a big goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins for a 4-2 win and an impressive 4-1 win over the Maple Leafs.

Blackwell, recovering from surgery plays a role in the decision to send Guttman to the AHL. The young prospect has shown promise, and his time in the minors will provide him with valuable experience and development opportunities.
The Blackhawks' management is making strategic moves to ensure the team's success, and Guttman's assignment to the AHL is part of that plan. As the season progresses, it will be interesting to see how these adjustments impact the team's performance.
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