Anders Bjork (center) celebrates a goal for the Rockford IceHogs (Photo courtesy: Rockford IceHogs/Brad Repplinger)
For a long time this season, the expectation for the Rockford IceHogs was to help progress the development of younger players and give them an opportunity to play meaningful games later into the season in March, April, and beyond that the Blackhawks wouldn't be able to provide. But as they begin to slump in the AHL, the potential of playing into the Calder Cup Playoffs is starting to slip away from the piggies. Plus, a number of Blackhawks prospects enjoy award and All-Star honors this week.
Mario Tirabassi is keeping tabs on the amateur ranks in North America. He will make a deep dive into the NCAA ranks and the Canadian junior leagues. Greg Boysen is focused on the Rockford IceHogs in...
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