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QUOTE (Knuckles @ Jan 2, 2015 -> 11:18 PM)
Tuevo called up, Versteeg to miss time with injury.

 

dang after all the good work he has been doing.

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QUOTE (Chilihead90 @ Jan 2, 2015 -> 05:33 PM)
#TuevoTime

 

CAN'T WAIT

 

Until Q figures out a way to get rid of him.

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QUOTE (Greyone @ Jan 3, 2015 -> 01:37 AM)
Until Q figures out a way to get rid of him.

 

not quite the way he works.

 

its more like, until the really young rookie pisses him off. then he will

find a way to get rid of him. :D

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QUOTE (Greyone @ Jan 2, 2015 -> 07:37 PM)
Until Q figures out a way to get rid of him.

 

That's what makes me really nervous about getting too excited about young players. Q seems to pick and choose who he wants gone. I've very pleased Saad has survived this long.

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QUOTE (Chilihead90 @ Jan 2, 2015 -> 08:26 PM)
That's what makes me really nervous about getting too excited about young players. Q seems to pick and choose who he wants gone. I've very pleased Saad has survived this long.

 

Yep, I appreciate Q as a coach, but he has had a few head scratchers. And I echo your thought on Saad.

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I feel as though Saad has shown Q that he is not a black hole defensively. For Q, that is what matters most. I speculate that our top line, talented as it undoubtedly is, is better as a so called checking line, to battle the opponents top lines. Toews, Hossa and Saad are all very talented defensively. They all have great offensive upside, but usually play the other teams best. While they will take advantage of offensive opportunities, they no doubt will have to play top notch defense, because the other teams best is coming.

 

I'm okay with that, and the difference between a guy like Saad and a guy like Morin or Pirri or Hayes is that he is responsible defensively. These guys all had time to prove to Q that they are responsible defensively, and anything offensive is a bonus. In the end, Q liked guys like Smith and Kruger better. That Saad was able to work himself into the top line speaks volumes about him.

 

I know that a lot of Hawks fans take issue with Q's handling of players, but it's likely that fans of the rest of the leagues teams also take issue with theirs. Q thinks very highly of Saad, evidenced by his promotion to the top line. Plain and simple, there should be no surprise that Saad has "survived" Coach Q... because Saad is better then Morin, Pirri and etc.

 

As for TT, with his promotion you can expect that Q will give him every chance to succeed. But, if for every nice offensive play he makes, an equally as horrid defensive one is made, you can expect he will be sent back to Rockford. I'm as excited about TT as anyone else, but he has GOT to be responsible defensively to stick on this team. It's not just Crawford/Raanta/Darling and happenstance that the Hawks have the best goals for/goal against ratio in the entire league by 10 goals. (Hawks +38, Nashville +28)

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There is always a lot of talk about Q's favorites, but then again, who has he really been wrong on? Its not like there have been any stars after they left Chicago because Q didn't like them.

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In the small amount of time we've seen Teuvo, I've noticed he is an elite passer, and I saw him hustle back on defense quite a lot. Not sure if that's representative of who he is going to be, but he seems to have extremely good vision and anticipation. Reminds me of Saad in that way, although Saad seems to be more physical offensively.

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QUOTE (South Sider @ Jan 3, 2015 -> 04:16 AM)
I feel as though Saad has shown Q that he is not a black hole defensively. For Q, that is what matters most. I speculate that our top line, talented as it undoubtedly is, is better as a so called checking line, to battle the opponents top lines. Toews, Hossa and Saad are all very talented defensively. They all have great offensive upside, but usually play the other teams best. While they will take advantage of offensive opportunities, they no doubt will have to play top notch defense, because the other teams best is coming.

 

I'm okay with that, and the difference between a guy like Saad and a guy like Morin or Pirri or Hayes is that he is responsible defensively. These guys all had time to prove to Q that they are responsible defensively, and anything offensive is a bonus. In the end, Q liked guys like Smith and Kruger better. That Saad was able to work himself into the top line speaks volumes about him.

 

I know that a lot of Hawks fans take issue with Q's handling of players, but it's likely that fans of the rest of the leagues teams also take issue with theirs. Q thinks very highly of Saad, evidenced by his promotion to the top line. Plain and simple, there should be no surprise that Saad has "survived" Coach Q... because Saad is better then Morin, Pirri and etc.

 

As for TT, with his promotion you can expect that Q will give him every chance to succeed. But, if for every nice offensive play he makes, an equally as horrid defensive one is made, you can expect he will be sent back to Rockford. I'm as excited about TT as anyone else, but he has GOT to be responsible defensively to stick on this team. It's not just Crawford/Raanta/Darling and happenstance that the Hawks have the best goals for/goal against ratio in the entire league by 10 goals. (Hawks +38, Nashville +28)

no matter what my opinion or for that fact, anyone else. the proof of Q being a good coach

is the amount of championships the Hawks has won.

 

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QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Jan 3, 2015 -> 04:39 AM)
There is always a lot of talk about Q's favorites, but then again, who has he really been wrong on? Its not like there have been any stars after they left Chicago because Q didn't like them.

 

stars is one thing, a good, a very good player who does all the little

things is another thing.

 

the jury is out still on some of the other players. bottom line, Q gets

results, and help win the Stanley Cup. that is good for me.

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QUOTE (SoxAce @ Jan 3, 2015 -> 07:41 PM)
Let's just be happy Q didn't have Patrick Kane as a rookie.

 

so it is an interesting point, so if Q has this idea of what a player should be and

his responsibilities, let say for this discussion, Kane doesn't do it like Q preaches.

does not mean Q has double standards??

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Mark Lazerus ‏@MarkLazerus 1h1 hour ago

 

Patrick Kane on the expectations Teravainen faces: "When I was coming up, I was almost too young and too stupid to know what was going on."

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QUOTE (SoxAce @ Jan 3, 2015 -> 12:41 PM)
Let's just be happy Q didn't have Patrick Kane as a rookie.

 

That is an interesting point. Any guesses as to how Q would have handled younger Kane?

 

Perhaps, though, during Kanes first years, there wouldn't have been as much of a win-now mentality because the Hawks were still building. As such, defensive responsibility might not have been at such a premium as it is now.

 

Then again, this could just be how Q is, young rebuilding team or not.

 

It's interesting to ponder.

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QUOTE (South Sider @ Jan 3, 2015 -> 07:33 PM)
That is an interesting point. Any guesses as to how Q would have handled younger Kane?

 

Perhaps, though, during Kanes first years, there wouldn't have been as much of a win-now mentality because the Hawks were still building. As such, defensive responsibility might not have been at such a premium as it is now.

 

Then again, this could just be how Q is, young rebuilding team or not.

 

It's interesting to ponder.

"Hey this guy was the 1st overall pick. I better play him since the last time anyone heard from me I was getting a DUI somewhere."

 

Yup. That's what he'd do. He'd play the kid.

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QUOTE (South Sider @ Jan 3, 2015 -> 07:33 PM)
That is an interesting point. Any guesses as to how Q would have handled younger Kane?

 

Perhaps, though, during Kanes first years, there wouldn't have been as much of a win-now mentality because the Hawks were still building. As such, defensive responsibility might not have been at such a premium as it is now.

 

Then again, this could just be how Q is, young rebuilding team or not.

 

It's interesting to ponder.

 

Kane has also become a much better defender under Q.

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QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Jan 4, 2015 -> 11:42 PM)
Down a goal 4 times? No problem.

 

Not really sure how that Richards goal made it in, but I'll take it.

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QUOTE (LittleHurt05 @ Jan 5, 2015 -> 05:45 AM)
Not really sure how that Richards goal made it in, but I'll take it.

 

Didn't quite squeeze it under the arm pit.

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