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QUOTE (Y2JImmy0 @ Jun 23, 2017 -> 11:40 AM)
Getting Saad back is awesome. Better and younger than Panarin.

 

I f***ing called this s*** months ago in the NHL thread. Look it up. ;)

 

Got Saad back.

 

QUOTE (Steve9347 @ Jun 23, 2017 -> 02:15 PM)
I blame soxace.

 

:lol:

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QUOTE (LittleHurt05 @ Jun 21, 2017 -> 12:33 PM)
Do you know anything about the medications that one would take to treat it? The statements that were released specifically talked about the medications and its side effects, maybe that had an extra negative effect on him?

oh yeah. the meds can definitely have an adverse effect. They are pretty strong especially if it's a bad case. They need to be on them for a long time during the season.

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QUOTE (Tony @ Jun 23, 2017 -> 11:33 AM)
I will say at the end of the day, this 2016-2017 squad was a massive disappointment, I guess a shakeup isn't a bad thing. But Seabrook still here and Hammer gone hurts a lot.

Sucks, but Seabrook got the NMC.

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Love the doofuses saying the Hawks got Saad back because they needed more toughness. Christ people, they traded for Brandon Saad, not Cody f***ing McLeod.

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QUOTE (soxfan49 @ Jun 23, 2017 -> 06:39 PM)
Love the doofuses saying the Hawks got Saad back because they needed more toughness. Christ people, they traded for Brandon Saad, not Cody f***ing McLeod.

That is part of it though. Panarin is like Kane they need space to work and mostly work the edges of the ice. They Hawks have lacked the player who will get infront of the net and put in the rebound shots. You can play the edges in the regular season but need the "tough" goals in the playoffs when the game changes. The NHL more than most sports has a totally different game in the post season. look at the Hawks last year. They had one of the best records in the league but get swept in the first round and only 3 goals in 4 games doing it. They didn't need the "toughness" as in fighting but needed the players who can play in the middle.

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Gosh, I am so torn. Saad was my favorite player before he got moved. I finally got to tear the red tape off one of the A's on my jersey, so it says Saad again, instead of "Sad". But getting him back while losing Panarin is so incredibly bittersweet.

 

As far as Hammer goes, I'm less upset about losing Hjalmarsson, and more upset that it wasn't Seabrook that left. I've always disliked Seabrook and was looking forward to shedding the player and the money. Sucks we had to lose Hammer because of that awful contract Seabrook has.

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QUOTE (ChiliIrishHammock24 @ Jun 23, 2017 -> 11:00 PM)
Also, I know nothing about the 2 guys we got back from Phoenix, so I'll have to rely on some Hawks blogs for scouting reports.

 

You'll love Connor Murphy! Big kid...handles the puck pretty well and physical...loves to get his nose in it. I'm not a Yotes fan but watched them a lot being out here...and he was one of my faves. Good kid and gets after it. Don't know much about Dauphin...

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Anyone else worried about the defensive unit? Seems Hawks were struggling in that department last year and letting Hammer go we got thinner now.

 

More moves coming?

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QUOTE (Knuckles @ Jun 24, 2017 -> 02:37 PM)
Anyone else worried about the defensive unit? Seems Hawks were struggling in that department last year and letting Hammer go we got thinner now.

 

More moves coming?

Oh they need to add. They know that.

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QUOTE (Knuckles @ Jun 24, 2017 -> 12:37 PM)
Anyone else worried about the defensive unit? Seems Hawks were struggling in that department last year and letting Hammer go we got thinner now.

 

More moves coming?

Hawks addressing lots of issues with these moves. Got more money to work with, net front presence, younger, bigger, a back up goalie. Murphy blocks lots of shots like Hammer. Now if Murphy is a better puck handler and faster then they also addressed the ability for a defenseman to skate the puck through the neutral zone which seemed to be a big problem in Rd. 1 this year.

 

Sucks about Hossa, awesome 2 way player.

 

Panarin's days were numbered. As exciting as he was with Kane the Hawks weren't going to be able to re-sign him and he wasn't a good 2 way player

 

Is Campbell on his way out ? I noticed Soxpride18 didn't have him in his defensive pairings.

 

Any future moves what to look for ? Maybe more speed ?

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QUOTE (CaliSoxFanViaSWside @ Jun 25, 2017 -> 12:05 AM)
Hawks addressing lots of issues with these moves. Got more money to work with, net front presence, younger, bigger, a back up goalie. Murphy blocks lots of shots like Hammer. Now if Murphy is a better puck handler and faster then they also addressed the ability for a defenseman to skate the puck through the neutral zone which seemed to be a big problem in Rd. 1 this year.

 

Sucks about Hossa, awesome 2 way player.

 

Panarin's days were numbered. As exciting as he was with Kane the Hawks weren't going to be able to re-sign him and he wasn't a good 2 way player

 

Is Campbell on his way out ? I noticed Soxpride18 didn't have him in his defensive pairings.

Any future moves what to look for ? Maybe more speed ?

 

Didn't have him in my defensive pairing because I just made the team as it is currently constructed, Campbell is a FA.

 

I think they'll trade Kruger to Vegas for one of their many D guys.

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QUOTE (ptatc @ Jun 23, 2017 -> 09:27 PM)
That is part of it though. Panarin is like Kane they need space to work and mostly work the edges of the ice. They Hawks have lacked the player who will get infront of the net and put in the rebound shots. You can play the edges in the regular season but need the "tough" goals in the playoffs when the game changes. The NHL more than most sports has a totally different game in the post season. look at the Hawks last year. They had one of the best records in the league but get swept in the first round and only 3 goals in 4 games doing it. They didn't need the "toughness" as in fighting but needed the players who can play in the middle.

No, it's not part of it. Again they didn't trade Panarin for Reaves. Saad is talented as hell. He just happens to be a bigger guy

 

QUOTE (SoxPride18 @ Jun 25, 2017 -> 07:39 AM)
Didn't have him in my defensive pairing because I just made the team as it is currently constructed, Campbell is a FA.

 

I think they'll trade Kruger to Vegas for one of their many D guys.

Not sure Vegas would do it but getting Marc Methot wouldn't be a bad thing. He gave Crosby fits in the ECF

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QUOTE (soxfan49 @ Jun 25, 2017 -> 01:35 PM)
Lots of rumors about Sharp coming back on a cheap, 1 year deal.

Ugh, they have done this one too many times before. How about they scout outside of the family for once?

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QUOTE (soxfan49 @ Jun 25, 2017 -> 01:34 PM)
No, it's not part of it. Again they didn't trade Panarin for Reaves. Saad is talented as hell. He just happens to be a bigger guy

 

 

Not sure Vegas would do it but getting Marc Methot wouldn't be a bad thing. He gave Crosby fits in the ECF

And plays in front of the net.

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QUOTE (soxfan49 @ Jun 25, 2017 -> 01:34 PM)
Not sure Vegas would do it but getting Marc Methot wouldn't be a bad thing. He gave Crosby fits in the ECF

 

I would hope he did considering Crosby sliced a quarter of his finger off a couple months prior.

 

And I think Hawks will give that kid Rutta a chance. They seem to like him.

 

Keith-Murphy

Kempny-Seabrook

Forsling/Campbell-Rutta

 

Alot of question marks there, but alot of mobility and upside. We'll see what Bowman does down the line here.

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QUOTE (Tony @ Jun 25, 2017 -> 02:56 PM)
Ugh, they have done this one too many times before. How about they scout outside of the family for once?

If Stan were to sign Sharp, I'm not sure what the hell he's trying to do. Q would use sharp in place of someone Stan wants to develop.

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QUOTE (Sox-35th @ Jun 26, 2017 -> 10:42 AM)
If Stan were to sign Sharp, I'm not sure what the hell he's trying to do. Q would use sharp in place of someone Stan wants to develop.

 

If Sharp is strictly on the bottom 6, I have no issues with it. Unfortunately, you know Q is going to put him in the top 6. I'm just hoping its in spurts, not permanently.

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Spiegel & Parkins‏ @Spiegel_Parkins Jun 26

 

"I would be very cautious. It would have to be a situation where it was very (cap) friendly to bring Sharp back." - Eddie Olczyk

 

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Scott Powers‏ @ByScottPowers 2h2 hours ago

 

The #Blackhawks have agreed to terms with defenseman Ville Pokka on a one-year deal, according to a source.

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QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Jun 27, 2017 -> 12:40 PM)
Spiegel & Parkins‏ @Spiegel_Parkins Jun 26

 

"I would be very cautious. It would have to be a situation where it was very (cap) friendly to bring Sharp back." - Eddie Olczyk

In other words, Sharp is a real piece of s*** as a human being

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QUOTE (soxfan49 @ Jun 27, 2017 -> 06:14 PM)
In other words, Sharp is a real piece of s*** as a human being

I think he's more of an overpay risk. He doesn't have a lot left in the tank.

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