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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. Big-T

    Who we gonna call?

    I’m more than appreciative of the accomplishments this team has done. I just think that unless the supporting cast is like it was, I don’t see the Hawks making the playoffs. The game may have passed them by. There’s just too many up an comers that the Hawks just can’t meep up with. The Jets, Avs, Preds, Vegas, Oilers, Flames, Stars, Sharks, LA, are all teams I feel will make the playoffs before the Hawks. Anything can happen, but this time when the Hawks try to compete, they’re older and just do can’t keep up with these kids out there. I’m still pissed nothing was ever done to help combat this, but it is what it is and we’ll just have to hope for the highest of draft picks if this year fails!!!
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    Who we gonna call?

    I doubt the big 4 go. They’ll keep em to groom the young. I’d say Saad, AA and a few others go, and that’s the best way I feel!!!
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    Who we gonna call?

    I fully agree. I say give them a shot, if it fails, let the team die and rebuild through the draft. It is what it is at this point!!!
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    Message Board Issues/technical Problems

    I hope it works soon enough, what are you using? Safari, Chrome, or explorer? Sometimes that has a lot to do with it, even if you look back a few pages, there’s people who’ve had that problem and a fix!!!
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    Message Board Issues/technical Problems

    Phil, who in the **** did you **** off? If I were a mod, I’d make you the main priority!!!
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    Training Camp/Pre-season

    You’re right, if Schmaltz (malt liquor) decides to not shoot, he’s going to to be “pointless” on the PP. See what I did there? Eh? Eh? Thought I’d liven up the morning for ya!!!
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    Training Camp/Pre-season

    I’ve called for a 1-3-1 for a while, and a 2-1-2 five on five. I think we need to use speed and have our center hang back a bit to get that curl back drop pass from Kane or Schmaltz, especially on the pp. Our wingers are pretty good at finding the trailer, which is what we should utilize, if the opposing players are told to don’t bite and clog the middle, fine, that gives Kane a shot at driving the net and he’ll have a ton more room. Adapting is good, I don’t think we had the personnel last year or the will. Now it’s a new season time to start from scratch and see if she’s salvageable!!!
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    Training Camp/Pre-season

    My main worry is this, the Hawks are trying too much too late. Bring realistic here, not a pessimist. Many teams are up and coming, is it enough to add some youth? I mean, it’s not like we have the highest end talent coming in. I’m hoping it’ll be enough, and I still strongly feel that if the team keeps trending down, it’s best to just let it die naturally, and get the high end picks. I think this is the last year to see if the vets can keep her going, if it does fail again, I don’t know how you could add to this and ruin draft position just to miss the playoffs or make them and be gone first round. I’m hoping this squad turns some heads, cuz the other road is a long road of dispair and failure!!!
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    The Crawford Thread

    I’m gonna let this play out till Xmas, if the team is no better than last year, then Stan must go, and I don’t think many would argue, there’s 2 people who would, but we’ll leave that for now. However, I feel that they at least deserve 20-30 games to prove their worth. I do agree that a lot hinges on Crawford’s health, and getting higher profile players in here probably isn’t the way to go. But you’re right in the rebuild dept. I’d keep Toews and Kane as they sell tickets and I’d bet they never get traded. But I’d entertain Keith and Seabs and just get filler in there for now. I’d also entertain trading Saad, AA, Ruuta etc if they’d net a decent return. But that’s all speculation and I’m willing to see where the next phase of the youth movement goes. I’m hoping they pan out, the be expressed my concerns many times. But I’ll see where we are in a few months before I go Appocalypse Now on the management!!!
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    The Crawford Thread

    This is what I’ve feared, but it is what it is. Stan has basically said that he won’t make trades unless the status of CC is clear. We both know this, so Stans moves have already been made. He’s once again trying more kids and hoping for a better result. Will it work? History is the best teacher and last year is history. I’m hoping it does, even though no GM has really ever had their dynasty crumble to rebuild it right away and be successful. But there’s a first for everything, and I’m hoping Sikura pans out, and a few others!!!
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    Training Camp/Pre-season

    Hopefully if we have a great 4th line, that means we have a solid 3rd like, which in turn means we have a better top 6. It also looks like there’s some competition there which should push guys, and that’s a very good thing!!!
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    Training Camp/Pre-season

    I know nothing is chipped in stone, but I’d have to think the Kruger line is the 4th line. Maybe it will be going forward. I hope these kids bring it, I can’t stomach much more of what we had last year!!!
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    Around The League - Other Teams' News

    I believe you are correct on both fronts. Z will not file anything, but he will never play again, and announce it like Hossa did. They can do that because they have the medical records to back it up. Hopefully the Wings don’t need the cap space, and are in rebuild too, where they want to take on a dead contract to get picks. Then the coyotes will be forced to finally pay someone and stop circumventing the cap. It’s always frowned upon on the “richer” teams when they dump a contract to the Yotes. Yet the Yotes rarely seem to take any flack especially when they’re robbing teams of of picks and prospects. So let’s hope Detroit is in the same situation as the Yotes in full rebuild, and they can laugh at them when they get a phone call!!!
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    Around The League - Other Teams' News

    His career is over due to injury. Hossa admitted he’s retired, and the Hawks didn’t hit with recapture penalty. When it’s an injury, they legally can be put on LTIR!!!
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    The Crawford Thread

    I’ve been down on the team, I’ll admit it, cuz I can’t accept losing. But I think no I just want to see a competitive team. I can’t take a bad team that loses and there’s no hope. So I’m gonna start taking a page from GT and Bobs book (not the nude pages) and try to have some hope. I don’t blame Stan for not adding to the team due to Crawford’s health. Can’t really load up when your best player is out. I hope guys like Dcat and Schmaltz take the next step and make it easier on Kane and Toews!!!
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