Chicago Blackhawks possess full stable of prospects in the minor leagues
Expected by many to be among the top teams in the AHL this season, the Rockford IceHogs have put together another up-and-down start to a season. Even with several players on the roster who are expected to be full-time NHL players when the season begins, the team has managed a 17-16-1-1 record so far in 2012-13. There have been good stretches – four separate stretches have seen the 'Hogs rattle off at least three consecutive wins – but they are always accompanied by times when the team has struggled to come away with any points in the standings.
A recent three game losing skid put Rockford in third place in the Midwest Division, seven points back of Grand Rapids (two games in hand) and two points behind Milwaukee (one game in hand).… read more