Friday, October 3, 2014

Death Becomes Us

Gorilla Salad Returns

In a move that no one could have predicted, the Blackhawks announced that they had added Dan "Gorilla Salad" Carcillo to their training camp roster.

That was the reaction of most all Chicago fans. As the story unfolded more, Blackhawks Coach Joel Quenneville said that he was interested in signing Gorilla Salad to and NHL deal. I really don't even know where to begin with my utter disgust in this move and thee are several reasons why.

First of all, the Blackhawks just spent all of training camp trotting our gorilla, face punchers as a trial. The one they had their eye on got hurt. In a matter of 2 days, their plan, if you call it that, went to hell. Brandon Mashinter was injured against the Canadiens and may be more hurt than the Blackhawks are letting on to. If this was a week long injury, and you absolutely need a face puncher, then PC Labrie and Cody Bass are certainly no worse than John Scott was for 3 minutes a game. Instead they ran out and brought in a guy that was on the discard pile of the Kings, Rangers and Penguins.

Second, the Blackhawks are down to the wire with cap issues. They are roughly $2.2 million over and they must be compliant by this coming Wednesday. Mashinter would make $562,500, and the Meatball Bash brothers of Labrie and Bass would make $550,000. Unless Carcillo is going to accept one of those two deals, the Blackhawks will have to try and shed even more salary

By Wednesday.

Third, Daniel Carcillo is a reckless, and bad hockey player. There are very glaring reasons that the Kings, Rangers and Penguins didn't want him. He is bad. His time is over.


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