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  1. Toews

    With the western teams getting better, majority in the central I can’t see the Hawks getting out of the sellar this season with the current lineup. By Christmas I can see majority of the players throwing in the towel. Let’s hope I am wrong.
  2. You Be The Gm 2018/2019

    I guess that is the plan, I have a feeling Hayden will be lost in the mix, be a 4th liner at best and they send him down and we won’t here much about him.
  3. You Be The Gm 2018/2019

    Fair enough, I know Hayden spent a good chuck of the season in the Minors, but Schmaltz didn’t exactly light the world a fire. Let Hayden try the Center position, maybe the third line and see how he develops. Center is his natural position, where Schmaltz is normally a LW.
  4. You Be The Gm 2018/2019

    The same could be said about Schmaltz.
  5. Hawks Moves 2018-2019

    It’s not a bad idea, let’s see who stands out during the training camp, it’s not like our Hawks are winning the cup this season. Build where need fit, or maybe CC is a still a concern and he realizes Ward may not be the answer.
  6. Stan As Gm

    If Q is gone, Scotty is the man, 🤫
  7. You Be The Gm 2018/2019

    His defensive game scares the crap out of me. It’s definitely something he has to work on, I am just hoping Stan doesn’t give him a Kings ransoms considering he does have issues, as you noted, face offs and defence are certainly his weak points at this moment.
  8. The Crawford Thread

    Let’s keep our fingers crossed he is ok. This is one player the Hawks need in there lineup to stay competitive every night.
  9. You Be The Gm 2018/2019

    Granada, I believe in letting the player develop before we arm chair gms decide what his potential can be. My bad for sounding like I over reacted. There have been multiple players through the years, as we both have seen that surpassed there limitations thats all bud.
  10. You Be The Gm 2018/2019

    As much as I want to agree with you, the majority had all the same thoughts about Kempny as well. Let the player develop before we cast judgement, that’s all I am saying.
  11. You Be The Gm 2018/2019

    Granada I didn’t know you were part of player development and could speak on behalf of the scouts on what players limits and limitations are. Maybe you should apply to the Hawks scouting team since you know so much. You have no idea what his ceiling could be, stop selling players short, considering he has played a grand total of about 20 NHL games.
  12. You Be The Gm 2018/2019

    Granada, I am certainly not expecting our Hawks to be any sort of contender this year or next, but the players I mentioned could certainly help down the road in a few years. Kampf and Martinson have size and grit that could be useful. With a well balanced lineup, players have more time to adjust and mature. I mentioned Pacioretty, I think he would help balance the top 6, Panarin, if he does come back as rumours have indicated with Patches, our top 6 could be deadly. The main reason I am hoping Hayden matures and breaks through, is based on his size, a player with size and grit playing between Kane and Panarin would be awesome, with Schmaltz playing third line Center and AA shipped out out. The team is way to predictable. What was the old formula for success Is still the right formula. Take a team like the Jets, they know the Hawks are small, so they will put out there giants to close them off and push them to the perimeter. However guys like Patches and Hayden can offset that trend combined with Saad and Tazer. Having a scoring threat on the third line in Dcat and schmaltz this team becomes balanced and no longer predictable, that’s how Q shines with his coaching abilities. He needs options, all those players I mentioned give him options.
  13. You Be The Gm 2018/2019

    I couldn’t agree more, what made the Hawks good for so many years, was 4 stable lines that can contribute and be counted on for various situations. If Hayden, Martinsom, Kampf and Edjisil can provide some meat and potatoes and bring some offence as in secondary scoring, I think the Hawks may be ok. I am really hoping Hayden breaks out this season and becomes the power forward the team has been missing since Bickell and Brouwer. The Hawks need one of there prospects to break through and make a difference, like Saad, Shaw, and Bicks, we haven’t seen any player emerge over the years and become a threat. Yes Decat and Schmaltz have done ok, but they had the talent coming up, it was no surprise. The Pens, Caps, Nashville, St.louis, Kings, Bruins, always seem to find a diamond in the ruff who can break through and become a star player, Hawks need that now.
  14. You Be The Gm 2018/2019

    People talk about Kruger like he hasn’t been around here before. He is a solid 4th line centermen that takes the pressure of our first line centermen. Kruger was a huge part of 2 championships in Chicago and played his arse of, he is trustworthy on the PK, he can take some crucial draws and he is sound defensively and with Kunitz in the mix our bottom six already looks better and more dependable than years past.