Jump to content
southsider2k5

Official 2018-2019 NHL thread

Recommended Posts

33 minutes ago, ChiliIrishHammock24 said:

AFAIK, the Hawks should have a ton of money this offseason and have a good wave of young talent that is close (sound familiar?). If we still had Q, I would be very optimistic heading in to this offseason.

With the money, I guess most are hoping for a reunion with Panarin. I wouldn't be totally against that. The sequence of events if it occurs is somewhat funny. 

1. Saad for Anisimov+

2. Panarin for Saad

3. ???

4. Sign Panarin

5. Have All 3

Sadly enough, the Blue Jackets would be at the brunt of these jokes. 

I absolutely cannot argue against Coach Q and don't wish to. I believe I would feel the same way about a Hawks bolstered roster under Q next year as I would under current conditions. Perhaps even better. The only thing that is interesting to me is that Bowman seemed to quickly get rid of "Q guys" like Manning shortly after his departure, which means there might have been some level of disagreement as to personnel and hockey strategy between the GM and the coach. After the disappointments of the last few seasons, I am honestly excited for an organizational refresh while Toews and Kane are still young-ish.  

That said, I wouldn't find it shocking in the least if Q is back strong with a new organization soon. Maybe it was time for a new voice, maybe not. Time will tell. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anisomov is likely to be traded in my opinion.  At least he should be with the young talent coming up.  If you can get anything for him, you do it. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, LittleHurt05 said:

Henri Jokiharju to Rockford. 

 

Ok then.

Colliton's handling of him has been extremely baffling. 

 

In other news, '15 Stanley Cup champion Antoine Vermette has retired. 

 

 

Edited by SoxAce

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/31/2019 at 6:47 AM, LittleHurt05 said:

Henri Jokiharju to Rockford. 

 

Ok then.

Not totally unexpected with his ice time dwindling and the return of Murphy and now Forsling. Maybe was getting a little sloppy in his own end. Still so young . Just sent him down to get him more ice time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/1/2019 at 5:07 PM, SoxAce said:

Congrats to Kane. 900 points and counting. What a career.

Worked out nicely 30th goal for his 900th point in his hometown. I think he's got something like 36 points in his last 16 games. Volcanic.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, Tony said:

Does that mean they had a taker, or they wanted to ask before engaging with conversation? 

Because if they had a buyer....I really don’t even want to know that...and not sure I believe it.

There were rumors the Oilers inquired about him but that was before their GM got fired.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't look now, but the Blackhawks are 2 points out of a playoff spot (yes that's how bad the Western Conference is). Kane pretty much has the MVP locked up if this team somehow manages to squeak in.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, SoxAce said:

There were rumors the Oilers inquired about him but that was before their GM got fired.

Deal probably would have been Spooner and Sekera for Seabrook. More short term pain for long term gain.  They'd add ~4M to the cap for the next 2 seasons. Then Spooner would be off, and by 2022 Sekera would be off. 

Edited by Jack Parkman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, Tony said:

That’s tough because of the Hawks window with 2-19-88, but think you pull the trigger. I think...

Sekera might never play hockey again, so he only would restrict offseason space. Pretty similar situation to if they kept Hossa. They probably could have ended up dumping his contract on Ottawa, but I don't know if real dollars<caphit. That is the only way you could move something like that. 

I was actually wrong about the money and years. It would only add ~1.7M and they'd get all of it off the books by 2021. Edmonton does it because the window is now for them, and they're already up against the cap. Every bit helps. Also, Spooner could get buried in the minors and they'd get 950K back from that. It would only cost them one ELC roster spot. 

Edited by Jack Parkman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Tony said:

Does that mean they had a taker, or they wanted to ask before engaging with conversation? 

Because if they had a buyer....I really don’t even want to know that...and not sure I believe it.

I can't imagine they would tell Seabrook that they want to shop him around, before actually having an interested party willing to make a deal. Awkward to get him to agree to being traded and then say "Ahh, nevermind, no one wanted you" or "No one wanted to give up anything of value for you" if/when he doesn't get moved. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
30 minutes ago, southsider2k5 said:

 

And they still have to pay Marner. Toronto is gonna be fucked up cap wise. 

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Tony said:

Hawks may have a real one in Dylan Strome....only 21 years old. Small sample size, but you have to love what you’re seeing. 

3 points out of the 8th seed currently and getting very strong hockey from the kids. Here come the Hawks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, TheTruth05 said:

3 points out of the 8th seed currently and getting very strong hockey from the kids. Here come the Hawks!

Tied with 4 other teams now with 51 points but listed as 7th now in the WC, and only 3 points away from the 2nd seed in Western Conference but 4 of the teams ahead have anywhere from 1-3 games less played. Shows what 5 wins in a row in a bad conference can do. Helluva 3rd period last night. Nice road wins. Back home now / Let's see if that 1st game back at home is a let up game. A win against the Canucks would be huge.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
34 minutes ago, CaliSoxFanViaSWside said:

Tied with 4 other teams now with 51 points but listed as 7th now in the WC, and only 3 points away from the 2nd seed in Western Conference but 4 of the teams ahead have anywhere from 1-3 games less played. Shows what 5 wins in a row in a bad conference can do. Helluva 3rd period last night. Nice road wins. Back home now / Let's see if that 1st game back at home is a let up game. A win against the Canucks would be huge.

The direct result of the stupid loser point.  The 3-2-1 point system can't get here soon enough.  

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×