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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.

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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.  

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6 minutes ago, LittleHurt05 said:

Johnny B Good!

2 points from playoffs, 3 points from last place.

Been a rejuvenating year for him.

And as Tony pointed out earlier, what a trade by Bowman to net Strome. 

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6 hours ago, SoxAce said:

Been a rejuvenating year for him.

And as Tony pointed out earlier, what a trade by Bowman to net Strome. 

He's been spectacular,Bowman hit gold with Strome. Hawks are finally on the receiving end of a team giving up a bit too early on talent.

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It needs to also be said that at age 21, Nick Schmaltz put up a 52 point season for the Hawks, and in 17 games for Phoenix this season he put up 14 points. With that said, with him asking for big money coming up, the trade still looks like a nice win for the Hawks. Strome and Cat really seem to have a connection, he just seems to be a real nice fit on the squad. 

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As Pat Foley likes to say Patrick Kane got his turdy turd goal of the year with tree turdy tree left in the turd. Hawks win 7th in a row 5-2 over Red Wings, Strome Kahun DeBrincat line had 1st  3 goals for Hawks. Kane extends point streak to 14 games with a goal.

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2 hours ago, southsider2k5 said:

I don't know what finally clicked, but this is looking like a vintage Hawks squad. 

Getting used to and buying into the new system with the new coach, Vintage Kane and Toews. Cutting Keith's ice time especially on the PP and letting Gustafsson quarterback it. Getting Murphy and Forsling back . Sending Jokiharju down for more experience and replacing him with a more defensive minded guy like Dahlstrom. The talent of Strome resurfacing. Kahun feeling more comfortable and secure in his role . DeBrincat sniping on the PP because Kane is magic with the puck. The stronger defense making the goalies look better.

Lets face it the team has undergone a major facelift since the beginning of the season and for the moment at least it's come together and if they can continue to play at  this higher level and make the playoffs they could surprise us even more.

Will be very interesting to see what else the Hawks do before the February 25th trade deadline.

 

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33 minutes ago, southsider2k5 said:

What years does that buy out?  Up to RFA or UFA?

He was an RFA for the 2019-2020 season 

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2 minutes ago, SoxAce said:

That is a hell of a deal for Delia. Even if he only pans out as a backup. 

Raises a question. I know we don't know when Crawford will come back and even if he does another concussion is a real possibility. Might Ward be traded ? Would the Hawks roll with Crawford and Delia knowing the risks for Crawford right when the Hawks are rolling and if not then does Delia get sent down instead ?

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15 minutes ago, CaliSoxFanViaSWside said:

Raises a question. I know we don't know when Crawford will come back and even if he does another concussion is a real possibility. Might Ward be traded ? Would the Hawks roll with Crawford and Delia knowing the risks for Crawford right when the Hawks are rolling and if not then does Delia get sent down instead ?

Ward is a UFA after this season. Unless you meant this season where Crawford coming back is still a bit away, then I'm sure they'll have Delia go down as Ward has a NMC. 

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39 minutes ago, SoxAce said:

Ward is a UFA after this season. Unless you meant this season where Crawford coming back is still a bit away, then I'm sure they'll have Delia go down as Ward has a NMC. 

Yes this year since Crawford is already practicing in full and feels back to normal he might be back ( who knows) before the Feb 25th trade deadline.Pretty sure the NMC means they'd just need Wards permission to move him. Hell maybe they try to deal Crawford since he also has a NMC but also only a partial NTC.

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12 hours ago, CaliSoxFanViaSWside said:

Yes this year since Crawford is already practicing in full and feels back to normal he might be back ( who knows) before the Feb 25th trade deadline.Pretty sure the NMC means they'd just need Wards permission to move him. Hell maybe they try to deal Crawford since he also has a NMC but also only a partial NTC.

NO one is going to touch that Crawford deal after all of the concussion problems.

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4 hours ago, southsider2k5 said:

NO one is going to touch that Crawford deal after all of the concussion problems.

That's what I figured but I think they try . Could eat some of it. Maybe eat a year of the remaining 2 years . See if any contender bites.

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