Wow did you see that hit Daniel Carcillo gave Tom Gilbert of the Oilers.  I was up and saying what a hit.  Even though the hit had the fans on their feet, bad things came out of this.  First, a penalty was given to Daniel.  Second, the Oilers scored twice on the power play because it runs 4 minutes to 00 because its a double- minor.    Third, Carcillo hurt himself and now he will be out for the rest of the year.  


     Carcillo will have surgery on his ACL in his left knee.  The team doctor expects a full recovery.   Daniel Carcillo will miss the rest of the year and is expected to be out for 6 months.  


      Carcillo played in 28 games this year with 2 goals and 9 assists and 82 penalty minutes. He also collected a 10 +/- rating and 27 shots on goal.  Not bad for a guy who is one the 3rd or 4th line with like Mayers and Bickell?  


      Carcillo was a guy who could get the team and crowd into games.  He is a forward that is as aggressive as a defenseman.  The fact he gets in fight is always fun to see.  I don't see Partick Kane delivering a blow or starting a fight.  Carcillo likes to make sure other hockey players know he is on the ice.  That's what people will miss while he is out.   


      The Hawks next game is @ the United Center vs. the Sharks on January 15 at 6.