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  1. MERPER

    Kahun and 5th traded for Maatta

    I think the thing that bothers me most about this move isn't Maatta himself (though I don't think he helps this team in any way) but it's more what Stan gave up... Pittsburgh is in cap hell and needed to shed salary, meaning they should have gotten nothing back in return. Ya know, much like how Stan was in cap hell post 2010 and 2013 and got pennies on the dollar for Ladd, Buff, Leddy, etc. etc... a bunch of mid-level prospects who never sniffed the NHL and yet here Stan gives up a strong-skating 23-year-old who is a lock for any team's 3rd line and can spend time skating among the top-6 when necessary. Why did Stan feel the need to part with such a player in a salary cap dump situation? Starting to wonder if he doesn't have a memory-loss issue...
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    Kahun and 5th traded for Maatta

    I'm really at a loss for words here. I don't understand what was accomplished with this deal. Stan took on salary, cutting into the amount he had to play with for free agency. Stan also gave up a 5th-round pick. Stan gave up a talented young player who spent time in the top-6 as a rookie. Stan didn't add a strong defensive defenseman. Stan added an injury-riddled player. Stan didn't add a top-4 defenseman. What exactly was the point of this? How are the Blackhawks a better team tomorrow as a result of the trade than they were when Saturday started?
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    2019 NHL Draft: Blackhawks edition

    I am not arguing the point that Saad and Gus have more trade value (they clearly do), though I'd really like to keep saad this time around. I am simply saying I'd like to move Anisimov no matter what. For almost anything. Just to get rid of him.
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    2019 NHL Draft: Blackhawks edition

    Isn't moving out AA -- whether it's for a prospect, a pick, a salary dump or a "change of scenery" player in return -- kinda addition by subtraction? With no more Panerin to mentor and Kane/bread man line to center, I just don't think he's a part of this team and he's potentially holding a spot someone else can fill. He's slow, he's not physical, he doesn't win faceoffs and he usually misses at least a couple weeks with an injury each season. i'm just ready to move on from him to, if nothing more, open up a spot for a kid with more speed or physicality to jump into.
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    Hawks Moves 2018-2019

    yes, I agree this year stats wise was much better and he stayed healthy... the +/-, a stat I personally don't put a lot of stock in, was definitely aided by a vastly improved team all around. They were much better this past season than they had been the years prior. with that said, I obviously misspoke a bit on the injury stuff. Just always seemed like he gets hurt but since missing 18 games a few seasons back he's only missed 13 over the last 3 seasons so that's not a big deal, i apologize for that I guess I'm just not so sure I want to give up Saad to get him. If they want Anisimov and a pick I'm totally in for that.
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    2019 NHL Draft: Blackhawks edition

    I have no clue who they take or if they even hold onto the pick but here are my thoughts FWIW... I like Byram A LOT. But the system is loaded with D prospects. Do you keep adding to that crop and just hope to trade whomever doesn't cut it down the road or do you say we're good on D and add offense? Tough call. But a future d-corps of Boqvist, Joker, Byram and Beaudin would be pretty great. the more video i watch of caufield the more intrigued i am. yes, he is super tiny and I constantly complain about lack of size but man that kid has skill and can put the puck in the net... add him to the mix in a year or 2 with toews/kane/debrincat/strome/etc. and it could be an elite offensive group I don't want turcotte however, he just strikes me as a no. 3 center type in the jordan staal mode, which is fine later in the draft but not at no. 3 overall, iMHO
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    Hawks Moves 2018-2019

    Faulk has really taken a few steps back the last 2 seasons and has injury issues. If they can somehow pry Pesce or Slavin away from them I'm all for that, however.
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    Hawks Moves 2018-2019

    spot on man Why does it seem like Stan is simply not comprehending this team needs DEFENSE? Real, actual defense. Not offensive-minded defensemen, not small, tiny defensemen. Legitimate, actual, big, physical defensemen? Their problem wasn't scoring goals it was stopping other teams from scoring goals. They've got plenty of offensive-minded d-men in the system. They need to balance and offset those skillsets with defensive-minded guys. Gardiner doesn't accomplish this.
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    2018/19 playoff predictions

    nope, didn't go to college in st. louis but do keep making assumptions and proving how much more you know than us... we've all got our popcorn out reading over these incredibly knowledgeable posts you enlighten us all with every day
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    2018/19 playoff predictions

    oooh you played high school and beer league hockey... congrats, would you like a cookie? some of the biggest morons in the world are former hockey players... playing the game doesn't make you some hockey genius lololol
  11. MERPER

    2018/19 playoff predictions

    for someone who is at least 61 you sure don't act a day older 11 or so congrats on those 3 very successful boys, they must take after your amazing wife who is obviously a much better person than you... she is quite a saint to be dealing with someone of your ilk on a daily basis go enjoy your fantastic family, stop making a fool of yourself on here
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    2018/19 playoff predictions

    LOL physical threats on a message board. ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS, thanks for the laugh man seriously seek psychiatric help immediately (although your meltdown on this page is absolutely awesome to observe, makes my day I was able to get under your skin so much)
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    2018/19 playoff predictions

    is that you donald trump? if this place is so "fckin sad" feel free to leave anytime... you won't be missed
  14. MERPER

    2018/19 playoff predictions

    You are currently the single most abusive, angry, pathetic, narrowminded poster on these boards. Anyone who slightly disagrees with even 1 thing you spout off about how they're "ridiculous" or a "loser" or an "idiot" who doesn't know hockey. It would be funny if it wasn't so pathetic. Not sure who abused you as a kid, or who pisses in your cherrios every morning but maybe a forum where people are free to express their opinions isn't the right place for someone of your ilk. Reply to this or not, I don't care. I've had my fair share of run-ins with people like you around here and they simply aren't worth my time. Your lack of knowledge on the sport shows in every single post. I feel very sorry for you. Hope your life improves in the future, for all of our sake bust mostly yours.
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    2018/19 playoff predictions

    travel was 100% the reason for wings/jackets going to the east i don't know how much of a factor it was in the new playoff format, especially when they build in travel days... for the east, they are all on same time zone anyway, in the west there's at most a 2-hour difference and with the travel days involved it becomes a minimal situation
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