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2.25M. Kruger is worth 3.075

And Hossa's contract goes on for 2 years after Kruger's (which ends after next season)

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Great tweet:

 

People get mad about the Warriors building a super team but the Coyotes have now been able to land Chris Pronger, Pavel Datsyuk and Marian Hossa

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I am not sure I understand this deal.  What did this do for us that wasn't done before?  I get the 5 million freed up, but with free agency already started, what does that do for the Hawks?

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23 minutes ago, southsider2k5 said:

I am not sure I understand this deal.  What did this do for us that wasn't done before?  I get the 5 million freed up, but with free agency already started, what does that do for the Hawks?

Right, they have to now make a trade (which you would hope they already have lined up) but what assets do they have to land someone of note? 

They just aren't run very well right now. 

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2 hours ago, Tony said:

Right, they have to now make a trade (which you would hope they already have lined up) but what assets do they have to land someone of note? 

They just aren't run very well right now. 

They're being run by a GM who knows if they don't make the playoffs this year, he's out. His next move will probably be getting ripped off by a team in a trade that nets the Hawks a decent veteran.

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4 hours ago, soxfan49 said:

They're being run by a GM who knows if they don't make the playoffs this year, he's out. His next move will probably be getting ripped off by a team in a trade that nets the Hawks a decent veteran.

Yet last off season he made two major trades strictly thinking about 2019-2020

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6 hours ago, southsider2k5 said:

I am not sure I understand this deal.  What did this do for us that wasn't done before?  I get the 5 million freed up, but with free agency already started, what does that do for the Hawks?

Erik Karlsson next off season. Just gonna roll with that to make me feel better.

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So this has to result in the Hawks trading for some well paid veteran on a bad or rebuilding team, right? I don't follow the rest of the league closely enough to think of trade candidates off the top of my head, but I know I've seen Joel Skinner's name mentioned. Brendan Gallagher? Chris Kreider? Brandon Sutter? No idea.

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7 minutes ago, SoxAce said:

I'm forever saddened that the Hawks cast Chelios off at the end of his career - or so Wirtz & Co. thought when they didn't want to pay the Norris winner in 99 or so and gave the fucking guy away TO THE FUCKING RED WINGS for Anders Ericson and a bag of pucks (I didn't have to Google this). Chelly only went on to play like another 30 years and lead the league in +/- a few times. Guy was a beast.

Chelios was a Chicago guy. Born and raised. I caught the news he had to leave the Wings to be closer to his Mom whom I'd have to assume is old as fuck a few days ago, and I'm glad he can get a check with and represent the Hawks. We need more 90s Hawks and less 60s Hawks as ambassadors anyway. Get me JR. Get me Joe Murphy, Get me Tony Amonte. Get me Sergei Krivokrasov. Gt me Eric Daze. Get me Eric Weinrich. Bring them to me.

I'll never forget the first time I walked into Chelly's Chili down the road from the UC. I was home. I was among my brethren. Then they dealt him for nothing and ruined it.

 

Anyway, I welcome  Chris Chelios back with open arms and will never stop loving him. At one point I had 3 Chelios jerseys. Home White (at the time white was home), 3rd black, and Nagano Olympics.

 

Funny aside - the 90s were my heyday as a Hawks fan. It never was more important to me. ESPN used to air outdoor beach street hockey. One day this guy was playing and talking mad shit and getting into tons of scrums on the rink. He looked just like Chris Chelios - turns out it was his brother Steve Chelios. #pointlessstory

Thanks for letting me rant about Chris Chelios this morning. 🙂

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16 minutes ago, SoxAce said:

Yeah, I don't blame Chelios for much of anything the Hawks did in the in the late 90's/early 2000's, BUT it was forever a dick move to bring the Stanley Cup to Wrigley Field after the Wings won. A low blow for a lot of different reasons. 

The Hawks have bigger things to worry about anyway :) 

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23 minutes ago, SoxAce said:

Yeah I'm fine with it.  Probably will be the next GM lol

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11 minutes ago, Tony said:

Yeah, I don't blame Chelios for much of anything the Hawks did in the in the late 90's/early 2000's, BUT it was forever a dick move to bring the Stanley Cup to Wrigley Field after the Wings won. A low blow for a lot of different reasons. 

The Hawks have bigger things to worry about anyway :) 

I had a bigger issue with him wearing his Wings jersey on the Hawks 75th anniversary I believe it was. 

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45 minutes ago, SoxAce said:

 

27 minutes ago, Steve9347 said:

I'm forever saddened that the Hawks cast Chelios off at the end of his career - or so Wirtz & Co. thought when they didn't want to pay the Norris winner in 99 or so and gave the fucking guy away TO THE FUCKING RED WINGS for Anders Ericson and a bag of pucks (I didn't have to Google this). Chelly only went on to play like another 30 years and lead the league in +/- a few times. Guy was a beast.

Agree so much with this. I'm personally happy the guy is back in the Hawks org, letting him go tear up with the enemy was crushing as a kid.

 

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9 minutes ago, SoxAce said:

I had a bigger issue with him wearing his Wings jersey on the Hawks 75th anniversary I believe it was. 

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I honestly didn't even remember that. Yeah, another dick move. 

But whatever. 

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You guys are so petty. If they wanted Chelios to participate they shouldn't have traded him a year earlier. The guy was being paid millions by the Red Wings because the Hawks dealt him, and you want to blame him for that?

HE HAD TO PLAY IN THE GAME THAT NIGHT. HE WAS PLAYING. WHAT THE FUCK DID THEY EXPECT?

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1 hour ago, Steve9347 said:

You guys are so petty. If they wanted Chelios to participate they shouldn't have traded him a year earlier. The guy was being paid millions by the Red Wings because the Hawks dealt him, and you want to blame him for that?

HE HAD TO PLAY IN THE GAME THAT NIGHT. HE WAS PLAYING. WHAT THE FUCK DID THEY EXPECT?

Yeah, the whole "he said he'd never play for the Wings" thing is overblown because 1) he got traded there and 2) if I was him, I'd say "I didn't really want to, but since this organization sucks ass so fine, trade me somewhere where I can win."

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I'm sorry, but it's embarrassing that no media in this town, or the Hawks for that matter, have the stones to say what the injury to Crawford is, and what the hell has been going on that last 8 months. An absolute joke. 

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On 7/27/2018 at 3:58 PM, Tony said:

I'm sorry, but it's embarrassing that no media in this town, or the Hawks for that matter, have the stones to say what the injury to Crawford is, and what the hell has been going on that last 8 months. An absolute joke. 

If Crawford doesn't want it to be public knowledge, he's protected under HIPAA laws. As long as he doesn't want it out there it won't be, and fans will be frustrated. It is what it is. 

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