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Everything posted by Big-T

  1. Joel Quenneville

    Think of it this way. You and I are on a team together. We’re very good buddies and hang out all the time. You’re the older vet, and I’m the younger guy who needs time and seasoning. Would you go to your coach or GM behind my back and tell them that I need to be replaced by someone else? Or would you let them do their jobs, and try and help out your buddie? What most don’t understand, coaches and GMs are managers of peoples lives. They could send a guy down and he gets depressed and it could ruin their life. A GM has to be very respectful and classy when they trade or send someone down. Also, GMs have a fine line to walk when dealing with prospects or draft picks. No GM wants to be the reason why a kid didn’t make it. And players don’t wanna ruin their buddies career either. Right now, Stan is going with the kids, like it or not, I don’t think there’s much help on the way!!!
  2. Chris Neil Retires

    I’m sure the drug abuse has helped his downward spiral. We will never know, but just from reading rockstars downward spiral into drugs and not caring about the ones closest to them, it sure does sound like that. The head trauma may also aid into that, but what people don’t see is the party culture in sports, it’s not for everyone, and some get lost along the way. I’m sure we’ve all had a buddy or 3 that just werent good with drugs and alcohol but felt the pressure to soldier on cuz everyone else was doing it and having a solid time. Anyways, I hope that Matt Johnson gets his life back, it’s too bad!!!
  3. Chris Neil Retires

    He’s had a lot of fights, I sure hope he doesn’t come down with post concussion problems. Although, he was the one kicking the arse most of the time. Must be nice to retire at 38, good for him!!!
  4. Hawk Moves (Real Time)

    Now that is blast from years past!!!
  5. Stan As Gm

    Problems aside. The team just isn't as good as most think. This has been going on for a year and almost a half. The finger needs to be pointed where the true problem's lie. The GM. He has done nothing but jettison more and more guys. And for no apparent reason. Cap space is good. But if it needs to be spent, it needs to be spent. The GM spends his time looking for bargains. Well, Cheap work isn't good. And good work isn't cheap. I highly doubt you can make a team out of bargains. I'm still not convinced that the "core" can do it on their own. I truly feel that they need a real supporting cast. And right now, they're proving me right!!!
  6. 12/14 Hawks vs. Jets

    Two weeks ago, if a team put in the Jets effort, we’d lose that game. Yes they put in a terrible effort, but the Hawks compete factor was there, getting to loose pucks first, winning board battles, and keeping their feet moving. These are things that stats have a hard time showing, especially when we’re outhit, that stat is deceiving. But for the first time in a while, I will say “ This is a very good win”!!!
  7. 12/14 Hawks vs. Jets

    Wavy gravy!!!
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  9. 12/14 Hawks vs. Jets

    This pains me to say this, and I got a tear in my eye saying this, but it seems the game has passed Sharp bye. I was hoping he’d be of use, but it seems he’s just taking a spot from someone deserving. I know it takes time to come back from his type of injury, but after 30+ games, I don’t think he’s got much more, and by the time he gets anything, he’ll be way too old. He’s almost embarrassing himself now, it’s too bad, it’d be nice to see him go out on better terms!!!
  10. 12/14 Hawks vs. Jets

    On TSN today they had interviews with all the Jets players, Wheeler said that they had this game circled on their calendar as a measuring stick. I think they gave the champs too much locker room material!!!
  11. 12/14 Hawks vs. Jets

    I was missing that the last couple of games!!!
  12. Stan As Gm

    I may be wrong here, but wasn’t Johnson out with a concussion? And he wasn’t even expected to play for the Hawks. So I don’t believe his contract was a problem for the Wild. I believe that the Wild thought that Barker was the real deal, and they were giving up a prospect to get him. Barker had like 40 points in about 62 games(I didn’t look at his stats), not many would turn down that trade!!!
  13. 12/12 Hawks vs Panthers

    I guess it’s good that they’re finding a way to win, but the inconsistency has gotta be better. It’s nice to see Toews kinda get her going of late, especially a clutch goal, he needs to be captain clutch again, and I feel if Panik is off of his line, there’s a good chance. Hopefully Dcats youthful exuberance is contagious and the other two on that line catch it!!!
  14. Sad news today as former NHL defense man Zarley Zalapski has passed away at age 49. Apparently he had a cardiac infection in October, he was getting better, but then had some complications recently and died in his sleep. He was a solid dman and everything I’ve read or heard, he was a good guy to have on your team, Rest In Peace ZZ!!!
  15. 12/12 Hawks vs Panthers

    The Hawks of old could win off of talent, but they’d also lose on some of those nights, but when they’d have the compete factor, they’d be unbeatable!!!
  16. 12/12 Hawks vs Panthers

    I agree, it seems like a team with no real direction, not really going for it, but if it works out, great! And maybe a mini rebuild, if it works out great. Kind like throwing scat at the wall and seeing which consistency sticks!!!
  17. 12/12 Hawks vs Panthers

    He has a ton of time and space. On the last PP he skates in, curls back, and makes a weak attempt to pass back to the point and they picked it off and went down the other way. It’s like he’s hearing footsteps, and just letting it go!!!
  18. 12/12 Hawks vs Panthers

    My main complaint about Dcat is that when he curls back, he always loses the puck and it goes back the other way. Gotta get better at it!!!
  19. 12/12 Hawks vs Panthers

    Maybe a bit of a charge there???
  20. 12/12 Hawks vs Panthers

    Kane’s having one of those nights where he seems to be able to skate where ever he wants whenever he wants, he may very well get another 2 points in the last 3 mins again!!!
  21. 12/12 Hawks vs Panthers

    Trochek is one hell of a hockey player!!!
  22. 12/12 Hawks vs Panthers

    Hawks are actually moving their feet tonight, even CC!!!
  23. 12/12 Hawks vs Panthers

    Schmatz has gotta shoot that, I know it’s tough to do, but even if he gets a faceoff down there, there’s no chance of them scoring!!!
  24. 12/12 Hawks vs Panthers

    Gooooooo crossbar!!!
  25. Stan As Gm

    Good post. This is why I can’t buy that Stan is this mastermind, now that he’s run out of other people’s players, he wants to leave his mark on the team, and he’s had 10 years to put players in and he’s failed miserably and had to dumpster dive for players. Now he does like you say have an agenda. His agenda is to give up and flood the team with “his” guys and I believe the players have basically started playing to not get hurt, they’re not throwing themselves into harms way to make a play. I feel this will fall into oblivion or they’ll have to oust Stan!!!