When the Blackhawks signed Daniel Carcillo in July of 2011, I liked the deal. I thought Carcillo could be a nice change of pace to the Hawks finesse lineup, and could play on all four lines. While his time here was hardly memorable, it was certainly disappointing. He only appeared in 51 regular season game. His playoff career was even less memorable.
Well, now it's over.
Tuesday, the Blackhawks announced they traded Carcillo to the Los Angeles Kings for a conditional pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. More importantly, the Hawks save another $825,000 in cap space. That leaves them with just over $2,000,000 in cap space. That's a nice level of flexibility for Stan Bowman, who's done another masterful job getting key parts back, while maintaining cap wiggle room.