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AcesandEights last won the day on December 8 2012

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  1. How the Hawks Get Better

    The basic idea of a trade is in order to get something good you have to give up something good. It will be interesting to see if Stan can make a trade to strengthen one area without weakening another area. It seems like that would be the result if he traded, as the main pieces, a goal scorer to get a d-man. They have trouble scoring goals and who is there to step in? I'm not going to hold my breath on guys like Duclair or Jurco or Highmore. We can always hope for the best but I'm like someone from Missouri on these guys.
  2. Hawk Moves (Real Time)

    Being only 166 lbs. and already 22, I would question just how much weight Sikura could realistically add in the future. It's interesting his brother is listed as 195 lbs. and only an inch taller. I'm curious how much Tyler weighed at Dylan's age.
  3. Matthew Highmore

    You aren't the only one. I read an internet article yesterday (a Second City article) that wasn't overly rosy about Highmore's NHL chances. It mentioned things like a lack of elite skill, a "real chance" he's not skilled enough for the top 6 but not suited for a bottom six role. It also said "It's possible he's more Tanner Kero than Vinnie Hinostroza."
  4. Hawk Moves (Real Time)

    You are right; the Red Wings were one of the teams mentioned in the second paragraph.
  5. Hawk Moves (Real Time)

    Here's a tidbit about Edjsell. In the second paragraph, look who one of the teams were that Ejdsell visited back in the spring last yea before signing with Nashville. https://www.ontheforecheck.com/2017/5/9/15590734/a-deeper-look-at...
  6. Hawk Moves (Real Time)

    I'll bet someone else's last nickel that Duclair will be on the team next year. To me, a 22 yr. old with his speed and potential, although to be fair, unrealized so far, Duclair just doesn't seem to fit the mold of a rental, which he would basically be if Stan had no interest in retaining him. I know he's an RFA but I'm betting they tender him a an offer. Would other teams be lining up to sign him to an offer sheet? I'm betting the Hawks want to see Duclair over a full season. You know how teams get tantalized by players like Duclair.
  7. Stan As Gm

    I tend to think you're on the right track. With Debrincat now on the Hawks: If you look what is in the whole system; Rockford, NCAA, juniors, Europe, etc., how many potential top 6 F's and top 4 dmen do we really have? There are a few but I'm not real sure it would take much more than one hand to count them. As good players decline, we need these types. (I didn't even mention the goalie position.) It will interesting to see what the Hawks can get from Duclair next season; I'm assuming consistency is a problem.
  8. 2017 IceHogs

    It's been a few years but maybe he can recapture whatever he had with the Edmonton Oil Kings.
  9. Stan As Gm

    mvr, you're right, none of the juniors at Rockford were high picks; I guess Knott was the highest, in the 2nd. Out of the five, it appears Highmore has shown the most. I was thinking Raddysh came out of the OHL; I don't know how he's looked so far.
  10. Stan As Gm

    Is it correct you have four years before you need to sign a college kid and Euros but only 2 years for a junior player? I'm guessing this is why there are so many more college players in the system than in juniors. I did count five ex-juniors at Rockford.
  11. 2017 IceHogs

    ^^ It's amazing what you can find out if you read a little closer. For an undrafted rookie straight out of juniors, he's doing great. It's still a little puzzling to me how no one spent even a 6th or 7th rd. pick on him. He's not overly small and did put up some offense in juniors.
  12. 2017 IceHogs

    ^^ Does this give Highmore 20 goals for the season?
  13. 2017 IceHogs

    After seeing how fast a skater Highmore is, and seeing the 34 goals and 55 assists he put up in his last year in juniors, along with 22 g's and 53 a's the year before, I'm curious how he went undrafted while his teammate, Nathan Noel, was drafted in the 4th rd. by the Hawks. And Noel is not any bigger than Highmore and his stats weren't any better; they were a bit less. Highmore is listed as 5'11 and 181lbs.. That isn't overly big but I wouldn't consider him small either. Noel is listed as 5'11 and 174lbs. There must have been some reason he got passed up.
  14. 2017 IceHogs

    ^^ Bakersfield went 0-1 on the PP, so their lone goal was either even strength, shorthanded or a penalty shot. Wouldn't a shorthanded goal against or a penalty shot goal by Bakersfield have left Highmore with a +1? So I'm still puzzled how Highmore got a -1.
  15. 2017 IceHogs

    Can someone help me out; I'm having trouble figuring out how Highmore was a minus 1 in the Hogs 4-1 win over Bakersfield. The stats show Highmore with one assist so it means he was on the ice for one of the Rockford goals. Bakersfield only scored one goal in the game so if Highmore was on the ice for that lone opposition goal, how is Highmore a minus 1 instead of a 0 +-, or even? What am I not figuring?