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  1. You Be The Gm 2018/2019

    Kruger is definitely the 4th line, shutdown center and hopefully he will be fully healed and gets his game back to where he plays up to his strengths. Kruger has never been more than a 4th line center. Q seems to be totally lost when it comes to playing the individual players to their strength where they can succeed. AA should be 3rd line center if they hold on to him. I too, would like to see Schmaltz as the 2nd line center but feel he is much better utilized as a winger. Who else is there to fill the 2nd line center position? Maybe Hayden or Dibrincat?
  2. Stan As Gm

    It was obvious throughout last season that the core was not happy and not playing with heart. There were a few games that they did but not many. There seems to be a lot of frustration trickling down from the organization to the players. There was a lot of mismanagement when it came to players and players roles, etc. I don't know if Q just doen't want to adapt to the new NHL or he can't. Until we see a changeover in management, we will probably not see a very productive team. Adding a couple of key players would help somewhat but most importantly is solving the bigger issues that lie within management. I can see it all coming to a head by November if the Hawks start failing miserably.
  3. Awful News! RIP Ray Emery

    Such tragic news. Our condolences go out to his family and friends.
  4. Hawks Moves 2018-2019

    I think we will see a much better Kruger this fall. If he can regain his defensive play and win 55% or better faceoffs, he will be a plus for the Hawks as their defensive game was so dismal and almost non-existent last year.
  5. Hawks Moves 2018-2019

    https://www.tsn.ca/blackhawks-trade-hossa-s-contract-to-coyotes-in-package-deal-1.1137581 TSN just verified the above post. Welcome back Kruger.
  6. Hawks Moves 2018-2019

    Elliotte Friedman Reported Earlier today that the teams were working on a deal that would send Hossa's contract to Arizona.... I am now hearing it is MUCH bigger than that... 7 players big in fact... To The Hawks: Marcus Kruger, MacKenzie Entwistle, Jordan Maletta, Andrew Campbell, 2019 5th To the Yotes: Marian Hossa, Vinnie Hinostroza, Jordan Oesterle and a 2019 3rd. Who Wins? This is from Eklund so take it with a grain of salt.
  7. Stan As Gm

    I don't believe for a minute that Toews is that much on the downside of his career. He is able to play much better than he has the last couple of years. I don't believe for a minute Keith is near as bad as he played last year. I think they both slacked off because the team wasn't going anywhere and they had no reason or incentive to play up to their capabilities. I still the bigger problems are withing the organization and the stars are not happy about it. If the Hawks go with what they have now, the morale will be low as there is no incentive to up their games. The low morale among the stars does trickle down to the rookies. The defense was horrid and still will be unless one or two changes are made with a top 4 defense man brought in and a center who can win faceoffs.
  8. Stan As Gm

    There are creative ways that Stan could make a trade to unload Hossa's contract as well as getting a decent return but must include a sweetener like one young roster player and/or decent prospect. Most likely trade or trades would be with Montreal or Ottawa.
  9. You Be The Gm 2018/2019

    The bottom line is that if Bowman does nothing else, the team will fail miserably as the stars will slack off again and it will trickle down to the rookies. What Bowman has done so far will definitely not hype the team up. He needs to try and plug at least two of the holes if he wants the players to up their game.
  10. You Be The Gm 2018/2019

    There is definitely no excuse for how horrible Keith played last year and no excuse for Toews either. I still stay something really stinks within the organization and nothing is being done about it. I can see players starting to decline as they get older but no where near to the extent that the Hawks stars have seemed to decline and I don't believe for a minute that they have decline that much. There is much more bigger problems within the organization than just the stars so-called decline.
  11. Stan As Gm

    What I can't understand is why Wirtz keeps putting up with Bowman making mistake after mistake almost literally destroying the Hawks. Bowman should have been gone long ago. Bowman needs to be gone asap.
  12. Hawks Moves 2018-2019

    I think we will starting seeing trades soon but GMs always wait until the dust settles on Free Agency and teams get more desperate to fill needs and start agreeing to more reasonable trades. Hopefully Stan doesn't cave in and make stupid trades that would handcuff the Hawks down the road.
  13. Hawks Moves 2018-2019

    Schmaltz is not one dimensional. He was close to the top of the league in takeaways. He does need to work more on his defensive game. Toews has never been a high goal scorer but really build up the assists if his line mates can jut put the puck in the net. Toews has always been more of a setup guy and a great two-way player. He certainly does need to core more than he has the last couple of years and he can easily be a 70 to 80 point player with the right wingers on each side of him. He is also dominant at the face off circle. Even Keith will be better as long as he has a decent partner on right defense. Debrincat is still young enough that he will develop his defensive game. One of the big problems last year is that most were always shooting directly at the opposing goaltender instead of trying to pick the corners. Hopefully the defense has learned from last year and will play much smarter and a bit tougher this coming season. With Saad playing with Toews, he should be a 40 goal player. Saad would have had more goals last year if he had just the puck more. Saad needs to learn to park himself in front of the opposing net as well as he is decent size. Saad was trying to be too fancy last year and passing too much. He just needs to be Saad and play to his strengths.
  14. Hawks Moves 2018-2019

    There ha s to be at least a couple of trades coming or Bowman should be gone very quickly. I understand that trades haven't happened yet as most if not all teams wanted to see what they could get at Free Agency first. I believe a few teams haven't even signed any free agents as of yet. Bowman, if he plays his cards right can get a far better bang for his buck through trades than through free agency. If he hasn't done anything by August 1st then we can't start screaming and complaining.
  15. Hawks Moves 2018-2019

    I don't blame Bowman for not wanting to sign anymore free agents. Trades are the way to go and we will probably see 2 or 3 trades before the summer is over. I can see Anisimov being moved and maybe even Seabrook if the Hawks are lucky enough to find a taker and Seabrook waves his no trade clause. Probably another defense and prospect and possibly a pick will be moved out. I can easily see Forsberg being moved as well. If Stan does not doing anything, I doubt he will be around as GM come Thanksgiving or even before.
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