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Big-T last won the day on March 17

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    Hockey, guitars, pool parties, garage parties, house parties, Margarita parties, and other assorted parties. Plus I'm really cool. Trust me!!!

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  1. Stan As Gm

    I’ll say this. And it’s not a nationalistic rant. But if you could please read Creetch’s post about his upbringing, that’s the kids you want on your team, unfortunately for Creetch, I feel that time isn’t on his side when it comes to being drafted! However, those are the best people, that’s what I’m trying to teach my son, how he to be a man, and not a self centred D!*k. My neighbor played for The USDP for 3 years. He never got drafted and played a bit in the minors etc. His fathers job shifted to Arizona and he went there for most of his teens. He told me that all the kids are from very wealthy families. Like 500k per year or more, they’re entitled and only work for what they want, and don’t go out of their way for many others. Spoiled brats in other words. Country club folk. I think what MVR is saying is that we don’t want spoiled or entitled kids, and that’s why our team has been a mess this year, they don’t want to play with each other!!!
  2. Stan As Gm

    Milk hands? Maybe that’s the key to magic hands? I made it very clear the other day on the bench that if he thought smashing his stick off of the boards was smart, if he broke it, he’d better learn to fix it, cuz that’s his last stick this year. Of course he had to get the PKane Bauer Vapour, which aren’t cheap. In my day, I got one Titan stick per year, and that was my road hockey stick too, once it broke, I got a plastic replacement blade. I’m gonna get him cutting lawns this summer, kids can’t have everything given to them. The good news is, I won’t be coaching any of this spring hockey, so I can take video. It looks pretty bad when you’re supposed to be into the game and teaching kids and you got your phone taking video! Anyways, I’ll hook ya up, and I just found out that I may be heading to Chicago for a day or so for work, I’ll keep ya posted!!!
  3. Stan As Gm

    I agree. I would never say there’s no talent in the college ranks, but they can breathe easy knowing they won’t be traded. I was chatting with Spitfires HUGE centerman Curtis Douglas on Sunday. He’s 6’7”, so it’s tough to hold a conversation with him. But he was traded here after Xmas. He said it was tough but it’s the best move for him, and his career. Just an awesome kid that’ll take time for anyone. He had a good chat with my son. So trades happen and can ruin a young kid. It’s real adversity here!!!
  4. Stan As Gm

    The CHL gives scholarships to every kid that plays there. Many CHL players still go on to the NCAA, just not on full rides, due to them signing a contract. I don’t like 16 year old kids going to college, if my kid was that good to make it, I’d say choose hockey first, school can always happen at age 20, like it does for a lot of people!!!
  5. Stan As Gm

    Thanks, now just to pay for it!!!
  6. Stan As Gm

    I’ll tell you this. If my son has the skill to make it far enough, and his decision is either NCAA or the OHL, I would not let my kid go to college at that age. He’d learn from the grass roots and ride the buses and make his friends for life there. Learn the ways of hard work and dedication from a 68 game schedule, school, and practice. On a positive note, my boy made the Southwest Ontario travel team for this years spring tourneys. All the best kids from Chatham through Essex county and Windsor area were picked for this Mays team. We get to play the Belle Tire team from the States. And he’s gonna learn at the ripe old age of 7 that playing in Canada is the way to go. We had 2000 people at the 3rd round for the Belle River Canadiens jr C game last week. It’s just the place to play!!!
  7. Stan As Gm

    I agree Bob. No ones more pisssed than me, trust me. But I think it’s time to retool rather than rebuild. I will bet everything that they don’t rebuild. They have to just try someone else’s vision!!!
  8. Stan As Gm

    To be fair, Keith and Toews are from college!!!
  9. 3/20 Hawks vs Avs

    Actually, I forgot about poor Murph. But if he stays, even better, guys like him would play better if the puck wasn’t in his end the whole time he’s on the ice. It’s really amazing how players look so much better on a good team. That’s why I say put together a better roster on the top end, the guys that get slotted lower will miraculously be good NHLers. And we’ve seen with our own eyes, winning is contagious!!!
  10. 3/20 Hawks vs Avs

    Even if he’s used to move up in the draft. Take a dman, and develop the kid properly. Don’t rush him or Jokiharju. Let them develop and bring them up in 2-3 years time, and we could have our backend ready for the next decade!!!
  11. 3/20 Hawks vs Avs

    Kinda, you’re probably not gonna have the same line out there for 1:40 seconds. They change guys all the time. Even if Q sits the kids. Is it a bad thing to get Toews, Saad, Kane, Schmaltz, Keith, Seabs some extra pp time? At this point, that’s the last thing I’d be complaining about. I think if all he did was get them out there, it’s still a good thing to get them going!!!
  12. How the Hawks Get Better

    The sad thing, I had a beer with Cherepanovs dad at the draft. I was talking with this season ticket holder in Columbus. She said she was Ukranian, I said I know. She said how do you know, and I said because you got a square head. She laughed and said, do you see any other “square” heads here? I said yes, that guy over there. She bet me 2 $7.50 beers that he wasn’t Russian. So she goes and talks to him, and I see her making a jesture with her hands like a square around her head. He starts laughing and comes over. It was Alexi’s dad. He was very cool, I believe his name was Andrei? But he bought me and my buddies a beer, she was the translator, and he when he walked away, he was still laughing shaking his head. When I heard of the news, I was devastated for him. He was so proud of his son and how much he loved him, it really hurts to see people go through that. RIP!!!
  13. 3/20 Hawks vs Avs

    The game is over, I think it’s an absolute brilliant move. Why not get these kids some serious playing time instead of uselessly running out the clock? It’ll give them the extra looks that they need and learn to defend and score on a 6 on 5. Why would you want them to tuck their tales and and just accept defeat with no learning curve? This way their learning and a chance to make it fun. I for one think it’s brilliant and I bet the team loves it too!!!
  14. 3/20 Hawks vs Avs

    I like it. All we need is some “energy” from those guys. I thought the 4th line was probably the lone bright spot this year. If you only get 10-12 mins a night, gotta make em count. I seriously believe that with the addition of a Tavares and a solid dman, this team gets better by way of slottings. Move Toews Kane Duclair/Hayden/Dcat to the second line. Have Tavares Schmaltz and Hayden/Hino etc to the first line. We get automatically better due to two awesome centres, and a massive balance in the top 6. lets say for defense. Trouba Keith. Seabs/Rutta Gus. Rutta/Seabs Forsling/or another UFA type that can eat up a few mins. Know add in Crawford, and I think it automatically gets back to where we need it. So now go out and get that 4th like for us Creetch!!!
  15. 3/20 Hawks vs Avs

    Bob, I’m gonna sound like the old you. I don’t think this team is half as bad as what we see. If we inject some new hungry life into this, we’ll see a rejuvenated group. I know MVR is against this. But we can’t blow it all up with these unmovable contracts. I say unload Saad, AA then take Hossas money plus the cap increase, and we got a solid 20-22 million with Panik gone. We can get a solid dman and Tavares. Two solid players makes our team that much better by slotting guys where they should be. All we need is to get that 4th like back together. Or we need to trade for someone the same way the Pens got Kessel. Pick up a guy like him with salary retained. All we need is a new GM with a new direction. And theses newer guys, their contracts will expire 2 years after the core guys, as they can only sign a 7 year deal and not 8. So once the core moves on, we start the rebuild. It’s just not right now!!!