Second Round of Roster Cuts - Akim Aliu Sent to Rockford

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With the second round of roster cuts, we finally get something worth talking about.  The Hawks own Nigerian Nightmare, Akim Aliu, was sent down to Rockford.  I expected to see Aliu in at least a few pre-season games with the club.  Instead - Aliu was sent back to the AHL club that unceremoniously sent him home last season.  This could mean that the Hawks feel Aliu doesn't bring anything to the table that Kyle Beach can do better... whatever that might be.  According to Sassone though, neither Aliu or Beach have been standouts so far in camp. 

With the only real roster spot available going to either Crawford or Niemi, it's not too surprising that Aliu didn't make the club out of camp - but sending him home so early into camp could possible be a sign that the Hawks may have moved on from Aliu.  Let the trade speculation begin!

So the big board is back!

Forwards:

#

Name

Age

#

Name

Age

78

Akim Aliu

20

58

Byron Froese

18

12

Kyle Beach

19

68

David Gilbert

18

40

Dan Bertram

22

53

Adam Hobson

22

29

Bryan Bickell

23

81

Marian Hossa

30

34

Danny Bois

26

88

Partick Kane

20

36

Dave Bolland

23

59

Rob Klinkhammer

23

47

Evan Brophey

22

82

Tomas Kopecky

27

22

Troy Brouwer

22

16

Andrew Ladd

23

37

Adam Burish

26

62

Peter MacArthur

24

33

Dustin Byfuglien

24

11

John Madden

36

27

Mark Cullen

30

10

Patrick Sharp

27

41

Nathan Davis

23

20

Jack Skille

22

28

Jake Dowell

24

19

Jonathan Toews

21

55

Ben Eager

25

32

Kris Versteeg

23

46

Colin Fraser

24

Defense:

#

Name

Age

#

Name

Age

25

Cam Barker

23

23

Aaron Johnson

26

57

Michael Brennan

23

2

Duncan Keith

26

51

Brian Campbell

30

42

Shawn Lalonde

19

43

Jonathan Carlsson

21

44

Richard Petiot

27

64

Joe Charlebois

23

54

Jean-Claude Sawyer

23

56

Brian Connelly

22

7

Brent Seabrook

24

48

Simon Danis-Pepin

21

5

Brent Sopel

32

6

Jordan Hendry

25

60

Teigan Zahn

19

4

Niklas Hjalmarsson

22

Goalies:

#

Name

Age

#

Name

Age

50

Corey Crawford

24

31

Antti Niemi

26

30

Joe Fallon

24

70

Joe Palmer

21

39

Cristobal Huet

34

38

Alec Richards

22

Non-Roster Invitees:

Name

Position

Name

Position

Daryl Boyle

D

Matt Keith

RW

Bryan Ewing

F

Derek Nesbitt

RW

Justin Hodgman

C

David Phillips

D

Bracken Kearns

C

Maxime Tanguay

C

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