Hawks make roster cuts; Pirri, Kruger to Rockford

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Hawks make roster cuts; Pirri, Kruger to Rockford

Monday, Oct. 3, 2011
Posted: 10:08 a.m.

By Tracey Myers
CSNChicago.com Blackhawks InsiderFollow @TraMyersCSN
The Chicago Blackhawks trimmed their roster on Monday morning, assigning forwards Jimmy Hayes, Marcus Kruger, Peter LeBlanc and Brandon Pirri, and defenseman Dylan Olsen to the Rockford IceHogs.

Hayes and LeBlanc were assigned to the IceHogs earlier in camp but were called up to play in the Blackhawks' final preseason game against the Washington Capitals on Sunday.

The Blackhawks' roster is now at 27.

Tracey Myers is CSNChicago.com's Blackhawks Insider. Follow Tracey on Twitter @TramyersCSN for up-to-the-minute Hawks information.

Which current Blackhawks would Jeremy Roenick like to play with?

Which current Blackhawks would Jeremy Roenick like to play with?

Is there anyone who wouldn't want to play with Patrick Kane?

Jeremy Roenick joined In The Loop on Wednesday to discuss which current Blackhawks he would like to play with, and naturally, the reigning MVP topped his list.

"He would be my No. 1 choice," Roenick said. "There's no question about it."

But Roenick said there are two more Blackhawks he would like to lace them up with.

"I wouldn't mind playing with (Artemi) Panarin also," he said. "I would love to play with Jonathan Toews. I think I'd play well with all three of them."

Roenick also gave high praise to coach Joel Quenneville, saying he is one of the best coaches in all of sports. Roenick even compared Quenneville to "the Bill Belichick of hockey."

See what else the Roenick had to say in the video above.

Hawks Talk Podcast: Blackhawks' bottom six steps up in Colorado

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Hawks Talk Podcast: Blackhawks' bottom six steps up in Colorado

On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Jamal Mayers discuss the bottom six carrying the Blackhawks to a come-from-behind win over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night.

Later, Mayers weighs in on possible targets with the NHL trade deadline just six weeks away.

Listen to the latest episode of the Hawks Talk Podcast below: