Bissonnette is a unique character and is a very entertaining follow on twitter. Biz’s 554, 000 twitter followers usually get to read all about the “plugs” fast paced and free wheeling life style.
As for on the ice Bissonnette is a 4th liner and doesn’t shy away from a scrap. Biz is coming off his career best season in Phoenix where he put up 8 points (6 assists and 2 goals) along with 53 PIM and he averaged 4:45 TOI per game. I don’t really think Biz would fit in with the Blackhawks and the only angle I could see here is that Biz would be a mobile enforcer for the Hawks. This is very unlikely to happen and it shouldn’t because it would take away a spot for one of the Blackhawks many up and comers. Like any NHL free agent Bissonnette wants to win but again I don’t see it happening in Chicago.
“Right now he’s just looking for a good organization where he can contribute more than he’s been able to, to date, in the last couple years in Phoenix, ” Guy told the Post last Friday. “He wants to be in a position where he can compete for a solid fourth-line position and be a great team guy. He wants to be in an organization where there’s a chance to win, as most guys do, and looking forward to showing how hard he’s worked to improve his skill level and skating over the last couple years.”
Bissonnette would have to take a bit of a pay cut as the Blackhawks are dealing with salary cap issues at the moment.